Video of Car That Plunged Through 5th Storey of Durban Mall Parking Lot Leaves SA Heartbroken

Video of Car That Plunged Through 5th Storey of Durban Mall Parking Lot Leaves SA Heartbroken

  • A horrific accident claimed the life of one person at a shopping centre in Durban in KwaZulu-Natal
  • A motorist lost control of his car, which ploughed through the top storey of a mall's parking lot, eventually landing on its roof
  • South Africans headed online to share their thoughts and condolences for the late driver

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered accidents, outbreaks, nature and natural disaster-related incidents at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for seven years.

A driver lost control of his vehicle at a parking garage in a Durban shopping centre and crashed
One person died when a car ploughed through the fifth-storey wall of a Durban mall's parking lot. Images: @_ArriveAlive
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DURBAN, KWAZULU-NATAL – A horrific accident claimed the life of one person when the car he drove ploughed through a fifth-storey wall at a Durban mall's parking lot.

Accident in Durban shopping centre claims 1

According to Arrive Alive, the horrific incident involved only one car at the Atrium Shopping Centre on 20 June. The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle and drove through the parking area's wall. The vehicle fell five storeys to the ground and landed on its roof, trapping the driver.

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The driver was declared dead on the scene. The pictures show the extent of the accident. The car was on its roof, and bricks lay strewn around it.

South Africans horrified by Durban mall car crash

Netizens on Facebook and Twitter were shaken by the accident. Many also sent their condolences to the driver.

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Rethabile Koqo said:

"It was pure luck that there was no pedestrian walking by at the time. It's unfortunate for the senior citizen in the car."

Osthuizen Irvin said:

"It could possibly have been a heart attack."

Thando MoWay claimed:

"Right after buying it."

Ditaru commented on another post:

"That speed inside a building... there must be something that went wrong with the driver here. May the soul of the departed rest in peace."

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Shebeshxt's lawyer confirms case opened against driver responsible for accident

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Shebesht's legal representative confirmed that he was not in trouble with the law.

His lawyer, Lot Ramusi, said a case was opened against the driver allegedly responsible for the accident.

Shebeshxt was on his way to his gig with his wife and daughter when he was involved in an accident. Initial reports claimed that Shebeshxt had lost a leg. Lot Ramui, the lawyer, however, reassured South Africans that he had not lost a leg.

South Africans were torn emotionally at the reality of Shebeshxt losing his daughter. Many prayed for him and sent condolences.

Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: