Western Cape roads claim 16 lives

2012-12-09 10:22


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Cape Town - At least 16 people have died on Western Cape roads in the past four days, it was reported on Sunday.

The Weekend Argus reported that two people died and 24 were injured when a Toyota Venture overturned on the N1 near Laingsburg on Saturday morning.

"A truck driver stopped to help, but a minibus taxi hit the truck," provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa said.

On Friday night, two people died and two were injured when a Chevrolet Spark veered off the West Coast road.

A few hours before that, a man and woman died in an accident on Sir Lowry's Pass near Grabouw.

According to the report, a truck driver from Namibia died when he lost control of his vehicle, and a motorcyclist died near Gordon's Bay when he drove into a wall. Two pedestrians died at De Doorns and near Somerset West.

On Thursday, six people died in a crash near Laingsburg.

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