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Crash near road works

2010-12-12 11:54

Johannesburg - Three people have died in three separate road accidents on Limpopo roads, police said on Sunday.

"One person was killed and three were seriously injured on the R81 at Gaza Beef in the Giyani area," said spokesperson for the province's department of roads and transport, Gordon Horn.

He said the accident happened in the vicinity of road works and "we suspect that the driver did not slow down in time for the road works, swerved, and the vehicle overturned".

All three accidents happened between midnight and 05:00 on Sunday morning.

The second accident occurred on the N1 near Potgietersrust in the Mokopane area.

"We think this man was speeding in the rain when his vehicle overturned and he was killed."

A pedestrian was killed when he was hit by a car while crossing the N1 at Leeurantjies in the Modimolle area.

"Visibility was poor due to heavy rains."

Comments
  • Desertrat - 2010-12-12 11:59

    What hideous English for a headline! Mmmmmmm.

  • Carolyn - 2010-12-12 13:02

    Time your reporters had a few lessons in English or went back to school.

  • Macho Mike - 2010-12-12 13:54

    It is rather noticeable that the standard of English on News24 has clearly fallen in recent months.I can only think that this fall in standards correlates to the declining school standards. Oh well, i guess that 30% is better than 20%.

  • THE PUNISHER - 2010-12-12 20:55

    It's like saying an accident happened near my house, or the shopping mall or in the back seat of someone's car. What a stupid headline!

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