Speed, fatigue blamed for 2 crashes

2012-01-21 20:44
East London - One person died and 18 people were injured in two separate accidents involving minibus taxis in the Eastern Cape, Arrive Alive said on Saturday.

The first accident happened at 06:00 on Saturday on the N10 between Peterson and Ncanaha in which one person died and 13 others were injured, spokesperson Tshepo Machaea said.

Machaea said it was suspected that speed and fatigue might have been the cause of the Quantum taxi losing control and overturning.

He said the second accident happened at around 09:00 and five people were seriously injured when the driver of another Quantum lost control of the vehicle near Elliot.

"They were on their way from Cape Town to a funeral of a three-month-old baby in Mount Frere," Machaea said.

The taxi was pulling the body placed in a coffin carried in a trailer. Another coffin was being arranged after the accident, he said.

"Both accidents raise concern of fatigue and speeding amongst drivers. We will investigate the cause of both accidents."

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