An allegedly intoxicated driver was the cause of a South Coast collision on Sunday that killed five persons on the N2 near Umtentweni. Peggy Nkonyeni, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety, and Liaison, said in a statement on Monday that early findings suggested that the driver lost control of the car while overtaking before crashing head-on with an approaching vehicle on the N2.
Further inquiry found that the motorist was under the influence of alcohol, according to her. According to Craig Botha, a spokeswoman for the KwaZulu-Natal Private Ambulance Service, the crash involved four automobiles. He went on to say that, in addition to the dead, the accident had wounded eight additional individuals. Nkonyeni has recently expressed worry about road users who continue to disregard traffic laws. "As we approach the holiday season, we want to remind drivers to be especially cautious and patient when traveling on our roads in order to avoid such tragic fatalities." She stated that as the holiday season approaches, the department would increase the number of law enforcement personnel on the road to ensure that all motorists follow traffic regulations.
She went on to say that they were profoundly upset by the unfortunate accident, which might have been averted if the motorist had followed the regulations of the road. "The department is always preaching the gospel of road safety, and those who continue to disregard the laws of the road sometimes end up producing fatal repercussions." Nkonyeni went on to declare that the province cannot afford to lose lives as a result of irresponsibility, and that law enforcement would be strengthened to crack down severely on those who breach the law. Those who continue to disobey the laws of the road, she says, should face serious punishment. Please let us know what you think about the festive season reckless driving in the comment section below, do not forget to like, share and follow.
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