Man dies, five others injured, after taxi's tyres burst and rolled on the N1 between Maitjiesfontein and Laingsburg

One person was killed and five others, including two children, suffered slight to serious injuries, when the minibus taxi they were travelling in allegedly suffered a tyre burst and rolled on the N1 between Maitjiesfontein and Laingsburg, in the early hours of Friday.

The Western Cape's Mobility Department spokesperson, Jandré Bakker, said the minibus taxi was travelling from Langa to Centane in the Eastern Cape.

‘’A single vehicle crash occurred at 1a.m this morning [Friday] on the N1 between Maitjiesfontein and Laingsburg. The taxi was transporting 15 passengers - 7 males, 8 females, and 4 children – 1-year-old boy, 2-year-old girl, 2-year-old boy, and 11-year-old boy.

‘’One person was killed and 5, including two children suffered various injuries ranging from slight to serious injuries.’’

"The roadway is open with no delays... Drivers are urged to check that there tyres are in a roadworthy condition and correctly inflated for the load they are transporting, added Jandré Bakker, Head of Communication at Western Cape’s Department of Transport and Public Works.

This is the second incident were one person was killed on the province’s roads within 24 hours.


Done By: Mitchum George


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