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Four killed in Carletonville crash

2012-06-10 22:26

Johannesburg - Four people died and two were injured in a head-on collision on the R501 in Carletonville west of Johannesburg, paramedics said on Sunday.

Paramedics arrived at the scene after 18:00 where a BMW and a Nissan Almera collided, ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said.

"Paramedics found all four of the occupants in the Nissan with fatal injuries."

He said two women, believed to be between the ages of 20 and 26 years, and two men, between the ages of 30 and 40 years, were declared dead on the scene.

The two occupants of the BMW sustained critical injuries and were stabilised on the scene before being taken to a local hospital.

"The exact cause of this incident is not yet known and will be investigated by the local authorities," Vermaak said.

Comments
  • Squeegee - 2012-06-10 22:44

    Must be one of the most deadly roads in SA. Accidents with deaths occur almost weekly.

  • Abdul - 2012-06-11 07:16

    Serious accidents are occurring more regularly....Just the last few weeks have been scary!!!!BUT infortunately we only focus on road saftey at Xmas/ Easter, then its forgotten. A private company has developed a 'not for gain'road safety initiative. They have lots of pics and vids and a wealth of road safety information. take a look at the wbesite wwwfatalmovesdotcom

  • dianne.b.hartley - 2012-06-11 09:01

    OMG, another 1! This all happens because the traffic dept is nowhere to be seen not to mention the SAPS. I know as I'm a long time resident of the town. People drive like maniacs around here.

      comurray - 2012-06-11 10:34

      When people know there are no visible law enforcement officers around they tend to drive without care for other road users. This unfortunately is par for the course in RSA because most young drivers have bought licences and have no idea what so ever about road safety.

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