Roads: MEC warns drivers after 9 die

2009-03-15 00:00

NINE people died on KwaZulu-Natal roads at the weekend, and Transport MEC Bheki Cele has called on motorists to be extra cautious.

One person died and two are in a critical condition after the bakkie they were travelling in plunged off the freeway and crashed into a tree at Kemp Road near the M7 during the early hours of yesterday morning.

According to Derrick Banks of ER24, it is believed the driver was travelling towards Durban when he lost control of the car in wet conditions and went off the road.

The driver died at the scene after sustaining severe injuries.

Eight people were killed in a head-on collision near kwaDukuza on Friday morning.

Transport Department spokeswoman Nonkululeko Mbatha said two bakkies collided when one of them tried to overtake at the R102 Darnall bridge in the Nonoti area. “Seven adults and one child died on impact, while an unidentified child was critically injured.”

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