Couple die after hitting tree

2012-02-19 07:30

Pretoria - Two people were killed when their car hit a tree on the R510 between Rustenburg and Northam on Saturday evening, the North West department of public safety said.

"It is alleged that two vehicles were overtaking another vehicle when the driver of a VW Polo...from Manamakgotheng in Moruleng village towards Sandfontein veered to the extreme right of the road and hit a tree," said spokesman Lesiba Moses Kgwele in a statement.

The driver, a 28-year-old man, and a 19-year-old woman, died on the scene.

"Rescue teams had to temporarily close the road and use the jaws-of-life to free the bodies...from the car," said Kgwele.

North West safety MEC Desbo Mohono urged motorists to reduce speeding.

  • Zion - 2012-02-19 07:36

    Speed Kills.

      Heinrich - 2012-02-19 07:40

      speed, impatience and the inability to drive kills

      Marcell - 2012-02-19 08:12

      Trees kill.

      Marcell - 2012-02-19 09:18

      On that trip the trees do slap you silly. If they don't finish you off the pink elephant with the green dots does.

      stuart.steedman - 2012-02-19 10:20

      @Steve never heard of someone dying from a weed overdose...

  • Garth Baldwin - 2012-02-19 07:40

    Tragedy or statistic??

  • Vegi - 2012-02-19 07:59

    Who told you they were a coupe. What if the unfortunate girl was just a passenger. May her soul rest in peace. As for the idiot driver who overtook when it was inopportune to do so, may this be a lesson to those who think and act like him.

      Marcell - 2012-02-19 08:30

      Two is a couple.

      Marcell - 2012-02-19 09:07

      - noun 1. combination of two of a kind 2. grouping of two persons - verb (used with or without object)-pled-pling 3. to join or unite

  • Marcell - 2012-02-19 08:13

    If it wasn't so tragic, the headline could've being funny.

      Marcell - 2012-02-19 09:08

      They are at Useless house to get their bowl of rice for the week.

  • Bob - 2012-02-19 08:52

    Interesting to note that they mention the VW Polo that hit the tree. But they fail to mention the vehicle type or make that overtook causing the VW Polo to have to swerve and crash..!

      Irene - 2012-02-19 12:10


  • kaybee.kubu - 2012-02-19 09:38

    guys, there's alot of variables to that formula. the final answer is Death. (Speed + alcohol + negligence + fatigue + drugs + over excitement + in-experience) = DEATH on our roads! its not "just Speed"

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