4 killed in N1 hotspot crash

2013-03-11 11:35

Cape Town - Four people died when a truck and a bakkie collided head-on in the Karoo on Monday morning, Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa said.

He said the vehicles had been travelling on the N1 between Leeu-Gamka and Laingsburg when they collided at around 07:00.

"The driver of the truck died in the accident. His passenger fell out the vehicle and was slightly injured. All three occupants in the bakkie also died."

Africa said the N1 between Laingsburg and Beaufort West was a hotspot for accidents and would be monitored closely over the Easter weekend.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation would be assisting with 20 additional officers and 10 marked vehicles.

  • comurray - 2013-03-11 12:11

    Why is this area a "hot spot" for fatal road accidents? Is it because of numerous pot holes? nobody ever explains why it is dangerous to drive on that particular stretch of road.

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-03-12 07:01

      Colin, I went past the accident yesterday - terrible. No, the roa is fine but people drive like crazy. Yesterday I had all the Argus traffic coming up from Cape Town. I'm surprised there were not more crashes the way these guys were overtaking one another and trucks...

  • Paddy Lindhorst - 2013-03-11 13:22

    Drivers on that strech normally loose concentration or become fatigued because the road has long stretches of straight road.

  • Hennie Weber - 2014-01-08 13:42

    There are a lot of trucks on that road and people get impatient driving behind them, then take a chance to overtake. Sometimes a car comes from the back of the line and overtakes four or five cars and a truck

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