SABC News - SA singer Kurt Darren seriously injured in car crash:Sunday 7 July 2013

SA singer Kurt Darren seriously injured in car crash

Sunday 7 July 2013 16:01


Kurt Darren’s friends say the popular Afrikaans music singer has eight broken ribs. (SABC)

South African Afrikaans music singer, Kurt Darren, has been seriously injured in a road accident in Pretoria.

The crash occurred on the Moloto Road in the early hours of this morning. He was airlifted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg where he is being treated for multiple injuries.

 Darren and his two companions were on their way home after watching a rugby match.

An oncoming vehicle apparently approached them in the middle of the road forcing Darren to swerve causing the car to roll. "He has broken eight ribs as far as I also know his wife and mother-in-law are overseas. I'm not sure if they have heard the news yet but I’m sure they will be on the first flight back to South Africa," says Darren’s friend, Ettiene Ludick.

Kurt Darren and his two companions were on their way home after watching a rugby match.

Five killed in Mpumalanga accident

Meanwhile, five people have been killed and four critically injured in an accident on the R40 road between White River and Nelspruit in Mpumalanga.

It's alleged that a car driving towards White River went out of control, overturned and collided with another vehicle which was travelling on the opposite lane towards Nelspruit.

The injured were taken to the nearby Rob Feriera Hospital.

Community liason spokesperson, Joseph Mabuza, says: "One vehicle lost control and came to the side of the on coming vehicle and collided with another vehicles, unfortunately five people were killed and four were taken to hospital. We hope that further investigation will tell us exactly what happened, whether the cause was a tyre burst or somebody was tired, but we will rely mostly on the investigation that will be carried on by the accident reconstruction team and the South African Police Services."

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