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Watch| Car Crashes Through A Wall In Durban Mall Parkade

The atmosphere was tense, and a security guard described the situation as pandemonium, noting that entrances to the mall were blocked to safeguard patrons.

Onlookers gathered outside the Atrium Shopping Centre in Overport, Durban, following a tragic incident that claimed the life of a 76-year-old man on Thursday.

Emergency workers swiftly responded to the scene after an SUV smashed through a wall, resulting in a fatal accident.

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The vehicle involved, a navy VW T-Cross, was found on its roof after plunging from the third storey of the building.

The driver was trapped inside the car, and it is believed that he experienced medical complications just as he was about to exit the parkade. Video footage from the parkade shows the SUV narrowly missing other parked cars before crashing into the wall.

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Watch| Car Crashes Through A Wall In Durban Mall Parkade

A concerned neighbour was the first to arrive on the scene, followed by emotional family members. The man’s nephew declined to comment, only confirming his uncle’s age. Paramedics treated a family member who was overcome with emotion.

The atmosphere was tense, and a security guard described the situation as pandemonium, noting that entrances to the mall were blocked to safeguard patrons.

Watch| Car Crashes Through A Wall In Durban Mall Parkade-SurgeZirc SA
Watch| Car Crashes Through A Wall In Durban Mall Parkade

Authorities are currently investigating the incident. A shopping centre manager stated that they are cooperating fully and will provide more information as it becomes available. Witnesses, including a construction worker on Vause Road, spoke of a deafening sound at the time of the crash, underscoring the severity of the accident.

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This tragic event has left the community in shock, and our thoughts are with the family of the deceased during this difficult time.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo is a skilled journalist who writes local and world news for SurgeZirc South Africa. With a passion for delivering accurate and reliable information, Parusha has become a trusted voice in the news industry. With years of experience in the field, Parusha has developed a keen eye for identifying important stories and presenting them in a clear and concise manner.
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