Five killed on N1 between Beaufort West and Leeu Gamka

Five people were killed when the car they were travelling in, collided with a truck on the gravel road running alongside the railway line, on the N1 between Beaufort West and Leeu Gamka, on Friday morning.


According to reports from traffic officers at the scene, the car with six occupants, drove straight under the fully loaded trailer of the heavy motor vehicle that was departing from a lay-by, resulting in the vehicle being trapped under the truck.

Five occupants including two children aged ten and 11 were certified dead at the scene.

The sixth occupant has been transported to hospital for medical treatment. The N1 remains closed as authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.


The Western Cape’s Mobility MEC, Ricardo McKenzie, expressed his sadness regarding the incident

‘’ I would like to express my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and wish the injured passenger a speedy recovery.

 ‘’I urge everyone using our road network to play a role in road safety for all road users. Motorists are to be vigilant at all times, adhere to the speed limit and take regular rest stops every 200km or 2 hours,’’ he added.


Done By: Thaakiera Ackerdien


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