Tebogo Msimanga |
Six people were killed and fourteen escaped with serious injuries on the N1 South outside Musina in Vhembe. It is alleged that the driver of an overloaded Nissan Navara Loading Van lost control of the vehicle. The driver and five passengers were confirmed dead on the scene and fourteen other passengers were taken to the Musina Hospital with serious injuries. Reckless driving has been cited as the possible cause of the accident.
Mike Maringa of Limpopo Transport said in another accident, two people were killed in a head-on collision on the same stretch of the road. “It is reported that a Nissan loading van collided head-on with an Audi Sedan and both drivers were killed on impact. Two passengers from the loading van escaped with injuries.”
Limpopo Transport and Community Safety MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya is concerned that people continue to disregard traffic rules despite the increase of fatal crashes in the past few weeks as announced by Minister Fikile Mbalula on Tuesday. The MEC saud statistics have revealed that speed, reckless and negligent driving are contributing to the road carnage.