Two people were injured when a vehicle crashed into a house on Pricklepear Road in Waterloo on Sunday.
Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) spokesperson Prem Balram said the accident happened at approximately 12:32 on Sunday.
“Two people were injured after a white VW Polo sedan crashed into a house on Pricklepear Road in Waterloo today (Sunday).
“Residents in the area contacted Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) after they investigated a loud bang and found the vehicle pinned against a house.”
Balram said reaction officers and paramedics were dispatched to the scene.
“On arrival, the team was informed that three men including the driver fled the scene leaving behind two passengers.
“The two sustained moderate injuries and were transported to hospital by ambulance.”
He furthermore said circumstances leading up to the accident were not immediately established.
“The occupants of the residence were not injured.”
Last month a mother and her son were tragically killed when a retaining wall collapsed onto the roof of their house on Pricklepear Road in Waterloo and crushed both of them.
“On arrival, Reaction Officers established that a retaining wall had collapsed onto the roof of the house.
“A 16-year-old boy was crushed on his bed. His 59-year-old mother was in her bedroom and could initially be heard crying. She then went silent and was also presumed to be deceased.”
Balram said the eldest son managed to escape without injury.
“Rescuers were unable to enter the building on Thursday evening due to poor lighting and the risk of further structural collapse.”
He added an Excavator and a Tractor Loader Backhoe (TLB) were utilised to remove large slabs of the broken wall.
Firefighters from the Ethekwini Fire Department and Officers from the SAPS Search & Rescue Unit entered the building and extricated the two bodies at around 4 pm on Friday.