6 killed in Limpopo collision between taxi, truck

2015-12-28 10:44

Secunda – Six people were killed and 12 others injured in an accident between Springs and Secunda, paramedics said on Monday.

The six were killed when a taxi and a truck collided on the N17 on Monday morning.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Athlenda Mathe said 12 people sustained serious injuries, and were transported to various hospitals in the area.

The cause of the accident is unknown.

In the Western Cape, fourteen people were killed during the Christmas weekend.

These included five pedestrians, five passengers and four drivers.

Eight were killed on Christmas Day, while six died on Boxing Day. 

Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa said they had stopped over 2 500 vehicles and tested over 1 000 drivers for alcohol consumption. 

58 were arrested.

The highest reading was recorded in Somerset West, where a driver was found to be seven times over the legal limit at 1.81mg of alcohol/1 000ml.

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