Investigation launched into car pile-up

2011-06-04 09:40

Four people died and eight were injured in a five-car pile-up in Rustenburg yesterday, North West police said.

Lieutenant-Colonel Lesego Metsi said police were investigating a case of culpable homicide, and reckless and negligent driving.

It was believed that a Nissan Almera and a Mitsubishi Pajero side-swiped each other while travelling in opposite directions at 6.30pm on the Bakwena N4, 2km east of Marikana Plaza.

The two cars veered into the oncoming traffic, in both directions, hitting a Toyota Corolla and a Toyota Avanza.

 A Toyota Yaris then hit the Avanza from behind.

The names of the deceased would be released when the next-of-kin had been informed, Metsi said.

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