Seven persons lost their lives as a result of two separate accidents that occurred in the wee hours of Monday morning in the districts of Vhembe and Capricorn. The first collision, which resulted in the loss of six lives, took place on the N1 North just north of the Baobab tollgate outside of Musina. The driver of a fast Toyota Fortuner was unable to maintain control of the vehicle, which ultimately ended up in the ditch.
Six adults, including a man driver in his thirties who was driving, a female passenger in her thirties who was riding as a passenger, and four children, were pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. Three passengers managed to get out of the vehicle despite suffering significant injuries and were brought to the Musina Hospital. The first findings suggest that the collision may have been caused by careless driving on the part of one of the drivers.
In yet another incident that was recorded in the Capricorn district, a speeding Hyundai Sedan was responsible for the death of a pedestrian who was attempting to cross the R71 road near Mamahule. It was determined that a male, age 35, had passed away at the site.
Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya, the Member of the Provincial Executive Committee for Transport and Community Safety in Limpopo, is concerned about the number of fatal accidents involving pedestrians and speeding vehicles that have been registered in the province, particularly on the infamous R71 road that stretches from Polokwane to Phalaborwa.
The MEC is urging motorists to drive within the prescribed speed limit and passengers to make sure that they only cross the busy roads when it is safe to do so. The MEC is also urging pedestrians to make sure that they only cross the busy roads when it is safe to do so.
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