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Three people have died and three others sustained serious injuries in a head-on collision between a VW Sedan and a Nissan SUV on the N1 by-pass next to Peter Mokaba Stadium in Capricorn. It is reported that the driver of the VW Polo lost control of the vehicle and veered into on-coming traffic. “ Three occupants including the VW driver were killed on impact. One passenger is in a critical condition while two from the SUV escaped with serious injuries.” Said a statement released by Limpopo Traffic Department.
In another accident reported on Sunday afternoon, a 28-year-old man was killed on the N1 North near Mekete Lodge in a head-on collision involving a Hyundai Sedan, Toyota Sedan and a Toyota Loading Van. It is alleged that the deceased was trying to overtake and collided with on-coming vehicles. Nine people escaped with injuries and were rushed to the Provincial and a private hospital in Polokwane.
Transport and Community Safety MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya is urging motorists to reduce speed especially now that it is raining, and the roads are wet. “The number of people dying as a result of speeding is now a cause for concern.”