Sir Lowry's Pass closed after fatal collision

2017-07-15 11:12
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Cape Town - Sir Lowry's Pass on the N2 outside Cape Town will remain closed until at least 14:00 on Saturday, after a collision between a taxi and a Toyota Yaris cleft one person dead and five seriously injured.  

The two vehicles collided head-on at about 8:30 on Saturday morning, said provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa.

Both vehicles burst into flames and the driver of the Toyota was burned to death, beyond recognition.

The two female and three male occupants of the taxi were seriously injured, and have been transported to the Helderberg Hospital in Somerset West for treatment.

Afrika said motorists travelling on the N2 should use alternative routes, as all four lanes of the highway would remain closed at Sir Lowry's Pass until early Saturday afternoon.

Motorists travelling on the N2 outbound should take the R44 via Gordon's Bay and Kleinmond, and rejoin the N2 at Bot River via the R43.

On the N2 inbound, motorists should turn left at Bot River, and proceed around the coast via Kleinmond and Gordon's Bay, before rejoining the N2 in the Strand.

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