Road deaths in the metro may be higher than reported

2016-03-31 06:00

There are indications that the Easter pedestrian death toll in the metro is higher than previously reported.

An unconfirmed report received from the Western Cape Department of Health’s Forensic Pathology Services indicates that a substantial number of pedestrians were fatally injured in the metropolitan area over the past Easter weekend.

These deaths occurred mostly late at night or in the early hours of the morning. As reported by the Department, preliminary figures obtained from traffic centres, emergency services and the SAPS previously indicated a single fatal pedestrian road traffic injury in the Metro over the Easter weekend. The Department of Transport is in the process of confirming these reoprts.

There are indications that the Easter pedestrian death toll in the metro is higher than previously reported.

An unconfirmed report received from the Western Cape Department of Health’s Forensic Pathology Services indicates that a substantial number of pedestrians were fatally injured in the metropolitan area over the past Easter weekend.

These deaths occurred mostly late at night or in the early hours of the morning. As reported by the Department, preliminary figures obtained from traffic centres, emergency services and the SAPS previously indicated a single fatal pedestrian road traffic injury in the Metro over the Easter weekend. The Department of Transport is in the process of confirming these reoprts.

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