Cape Town – One person was killed and two others injured when their car flew and crashed high up a bridge on M5 near Rondebosch.
The 30-year-old driver died in the bizzarre crash which has left traffic authorities scratching their heads for answers.
According to witness Cheryl Matthews, 46, from Wynberg, the bright red Opel Corsa was weaving through traffic “at a tremendous speed” before it went flying through the air, and lodged in a groove under the bridge at the canal at Klipfontein Road.
Traffic spokeswoman for the City of Cape Town, Maxine Bezuidenhout, confirmed the M5 crash.
“One person has died in a motor vehicle accident on the M5,” she said, “when a car drove into the bridge at the Klipfontein exit.”
Matthews said: “I couldn’t believe the speed they were driving at. And from the erratic movements, the driver was definitely drunk. I will never understand why you would put yourself or your passengers in such a position. I heard the people say the driver was drunk.”
The mangled wreck was removed at about 10am on Sunday.