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Eight killed in Mpumalanga crashes

2012-05-13 21:43

Johannesburg - Eight people were killed in two car accidents in Mpumalanga, the provincial department of community safety said on Sunday.

On Saturday, six people were killed and four were injured in an accident on the R23 between Balfour and Standerton, spokesperson Joseph Mabuza said in a statement.

It appeared that a Toyota Corolla overtook on a solid line and crashed head-on into a bakkie. Soon after that, a third car crashed into the wreckage.

In a separate accident, also on Saturday, two people were killed when a truck crashed into three dwellings along the N11 in Middelburg.

Two people were seriously injured, and nine had slight injuries.

Public Safety MEC Vusi Shongwe extended his condolences to the families of those killed.

“We will not allow a few people who fail to be patient on the roads take the lives of many people. Negligent drivers should be charged and convicted to send a message to other drivers,” he said.

Comments
  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-05-14 08:14

    Start effective road patrols by those lazy bast*rds who hide under bridges / over passes !! Overtaking on solid lines is a National pastime!! Wake up you incompetent PRICKS!!

  • Abdul - 2012-05-14 08:31

    A fatal move indeed....overtaking on a barrier line is tantamount to murder...WHEN will our drivers begin to obey road rules. Take a look at drivers doing stupid things in "GOTCHA" on the website wwwfatalmovesdotcom. Also things to beware of in "watchit" on the website wwwfatalmovesdotcom

  • Ubalalolo - 2012-05-15 19:16

    Muku wrong information given to the readers get your facts right before you print "nonsense" like this the toyora didn't overtake the bakkie did the reason m writing its bcoz my brother with the Corolla was driving towards Standerton and the car coming from Standerton which was a bakkie overtook the Toyota tazz and he crashed into the Toyota, This is hurting coz nw u giving him a bad name and he wasnt wrong on the accident only the guy with a bakkie was for more infor on the accident plz contact Detective Maseko(CID) and re-print this whole nonsense we as the Family of the deceased we are shocked with this story as none of us was contacted for comment and u go ahead and print this..........Muku 0824023366 '

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