A 53-year-old man was killed instantly and two other people suffered moderate injuries after the bakkie that they were travelling in knocked into a cow on the south-bound lane of the R102 between the Canelands and King Shaka International Airport intersection on Saturday, 7 April.

In the early hours of the morning, members of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) were called out to the scene by a passing motorist reporting the incident.

Said Rusa’s Prem Balram: “The driver suffered life-threatening injuries and died on the scene while his wife was seriously injured. A second passenger was also injured. Paramedics from the Provincial Ambulance Service as well as a private ambulance service stabilised the injured on scene before transporting them to a nearby hospital.”

According to Balram the three were on their way to do a delivery when the accident happened. “The bakkie veered from the South bound lane across the North bound lane before crashing into an embankment,” said Balram. The cow was also killed in the accident.