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Tragic| Look at the number of people who died due to car accidents during the heritage long weekend

It appears that the heritage day long weekend was a busy one and also brought much joy as people went home and spent the holiday with their loved ones. The long weekend also brought tears as many people have died in car accidents because there was a traffic congestion on all national roads as many people went to celebrate the holidays at home.

Last night the Gauteng Department of traffic announced that over 23 people have lost their lives on their roads over the long weekend.

Sello Maremane, the Gauteng Traffic Police Spokesperson has urged all drivers to be cautious as many have not yet come back from their holidays.

Maremane says the majority of the injuries may be attributed to street customers flouting rules.

Maremane says the majority of the injuries may be attributed to street customers flouting rules.

“23 people have died due to car accidents in our province from Thursday afternoons until today. The main cause of those deaths is cars overturning in some instances pedestrians j-walking, ”he added.

Maremane also urged all drivers to be careful when driving. He said “we are saying road safety is the responsibility of everyone. This number is high because no person should lose their life as a result of a road traffic crash.”

The Gauteng Traffic department had this to say:The Gauteng Traffic Police would like to extend condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and wish a speedy recovery to all those who are receiving medical treatment due to injuries sustained in various crashes this long weekend.

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Gauteng Gauteng Department Maremane Sello Maremane


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