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2 die in Potchefstroom crash

2012-05-13 10:18

Polokwane - Two men died and 3 others were critically injured in a head-on collision with another car on Ikageng Road in Potchefstroom on Sunday, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks said the accident took place after midnight and the injured were taken to the Potchefstroom Provincial Hospital.

Another 3 people also died in a head-on collision in Benoni on the East Rand on Sunday night, Wicks said.

He said the accident, which took place on Great North Road just after 01:00, killed three people and critically injured another three.

Comments
  • Abdul - 2012-05-13 13:12

    Are lives this cheap...when will we stop seeing these headlines????WE can stop this carnage, by educating drivers, not just "giving" out licences to the highest bidders!!!Educate....take a look at the website wwwfatalmovesdotcom

  • John - 2012-05-13 13:24

    Just a thought on contributing factors - maybe the driver(s) were distracted by attempting to read street signs which are often absent or obscured by other signs or foliage. A lot of direction signs appear to be erected by idiots who never seem to check the sighting from a moving vehicle. Even school children could add favourable comment here.

  • Jimmy - 2012-05-13 16:53

    It was a gruesom scene to be witnessed from what I have seen a driver of a white A3 Audi couldn't negotiate a curve. It was so horrible to see how easy one can loose their lives in our South African roads within few seconds fathers or brother or uncle or son was lost in Ikageng Road. I plead with my fellow drivers let adhere to the speed limit and let's not drink and drive it was sad to see the lifeless body of the occupant of the white A3 Audi being removed and being put in a body bag just after 3am. R.I.P. To those who lost their lives and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured.

      Augusta - 2012-05-20 19:04

      Ditto Jimmy. We lost our 20 year old son just outside Potch in September 2010. One of his collegues also died and the other 3 occupants were seriously injured. Apparently the driver was using his cell phone while driving!!! This is sssooo sad....

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