Drunk driver held after 4 passengers die

2012-04-07 13:05

Pretoria - Four people were killed and three others were injured in an accident near Cullinan in Pretoria on Saturday, Tshwane metro police said.

Spokesperson Charmain Louwrens said it was a single vehicle accident involving a bakkie with nine passengers.

"The wheel of the bakkie had burst on the R513 towards Cullinan and the driver lost control. Four people were declared dead on the scene and three were transported to hospital," she said.

"The driver was arrested for drunken driving."

Louwrens said the R513 from Mamelodi to Cullinan was closed until the scene was cleared.

In another accident in Pretoria, one woman was killed and two other people were injured when their car rolled on the N4 east in Watermeyer.

Louwrens said the driver lost control of the car as it went around a corner.

"It crashed into a bridge and rolled a few times. The woman was declared dead on the scene."

Louwrens said the other two people were transported to nearby hospitals for further treatment.

  • Azande - 2012-04-07 13:16

    @lacrimose, my point exactly in the article about a "hit and run of a cyclist". These idiots drink and drive. God be with us. May their souls rest in peace and may the bastard serve some time in jail for his irresponsibility.

      Lacrimose - 2012-04-07 13:37

      People also need to assert their rights, protect their own lives and refuse to get into a vehicle when the driver has been drinking.

  • madise.paul - 2012-04-07 13:36

    Why people are still drunk driving?

      Lacrimose - 2012-04-07 14:05

      Because some people believe that they are invincible, that they can pick and choose which laws to obey and because the consequences are not frightening enough when they are caught. Well, until someone dies of course

  • Lungile Rlm - 2012-04-07 13:52

    sum ppl dy jst leave 2 bring sorrows 2 sum families...hw cn u drink nd drive

      Squeegee - 2012-04-07 14:00

      When you learn to write...

      Marina - 2012-04-07 17:11

      @Kenny. I don't think Lungile has a problem in writing in English. I too object to having to read "text speak". Save it for your cell phone.

  • Lungile Rlm - 2012-04-07 13:56

    sum ppl dy jst live bring sorrows 2 ada families...hw cn u drink nd drive..

  • Mhlonitjhwa Sikhosana - 2012-04-07 14:27

    people still dont really believe that death does really exit....

  • Jeanee - 2012-04-07 16:03

    Wat verstaan die mense nie ?DAAR WORD ELKE DAG GEVRA MOENIE DRINK EN BESTUUR NIE : Maar nou ja as jy nie wil luister nie moet n mens maar voel

  • Katlego - 2012-04-09 00:41

    Auw, the drunken fool survived? Damn! He should be in body bag too!

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