Concerns grow over Mpuma road accidents

2013-08-12 18:10

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Johannesburg - Mpumalanga Community Safety MEC Vusi Shongwe sent condolences on Monday to the relatives of nine people, who died in road accidents in the province at the weekend.

He said the province was concerned about the number of fatal accidents that continued to happen on weekends.

"We continue to strengthen law enforcement and education on our roads. However, we can never win the battle of curbing the scourge of road accidents if road users are still ignoring and violating traffic rules."

The first accident happened on Friday between Badplaas and Carolina near Buffalo Valley Farm.

The driver of a Renault sedan lost control and three of the four occupants, the driver and two passengers, died.

The fourth passenger was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Shongwe said the second accident happened on Saturday when two cars collided head-on at Zakheni Bridge between KwaMhlanga and Moloto roads on the R573.

The two drivers and a passenger died, and two passengers were seriously injured.

On Sunday afternoon, a Toyota Quantum travelling between Standerton and Morgenzon left the road after a tyre burst, leaving three passengers dead and 12 others seriously injured.

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