2 killed while trying to make U-turn

2012-01-01 08:14
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Christmas weekend road accidents

At least 16 people have been killed, more than 30 are still in a serious condition in hospital and many others have sustained injuries after almost 200 road accidents over Christmas weekend.

Mahikeng - Two people were killed and another was injured when two cars collided on the R49 road between Mahikeng and Zeerust in the North West on Saturday, the provincial human settlements and public safety department said.

Two women - both in their fifties - tried to make a U-turn after they missed an offramp, said department spokesperson Lesiba Moses Kgwele.

A Volkswagen Golf then collided with the Toyota Run X the women were travelling in. The women died on the scene and the 39-year-old driver of the Golf was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A case of culpable homicide and reckless and negligent driving has been opened.

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