Saturday, March 09, 2024

Two fatal crashes on Western Cape roads takes the lives of eleven

Eleven people have died in two separate incidents on Western Cape roads, on Friday.

The first incident occurred on the R43 near Villiersdorp, and saw six occupants of one of the vehicles, including four children, succumbing to their injuries. The crash involved three vehicles. Two patients were transported to hospital in a serious condition, while a third person sustained minor injuries.


Meanwhile, in the second incident, five people lost their lives,– involving a sedan, a bakkie, and a bus.

According to provincial authorities, the accident occurred at 23:20 on the N1 between Prince Albert and Laingsburg. One person was seriously injured, whilst another sustained minor injuries. It is reported that none of the 39 passengers on the bus were hurt.

Western Cape Mobility MEC, Ricardo Mackenzie, however says these are preliminary reports. The causes of the crashes, he added, are under investigation.

‘’My heartfelt condolences go out to the loved ones of the eleven people who died in two separate road crashes in our province yesterday [Friday]. I wish a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured. I also want to thank the dedicated teams who responded to these tragic incidents, working long hours under difficult circumstances.’’


Done by: Mitchum George

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