Pietermaritzburg crash toll rises to 7

2013-01-20 17:33

Johannesburg - The number of people killed in a head-on collision in Pietermaritzburg has risen to seven, the KwaZulu-Natal transport department said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane said six people died on the scene of the head-on collision between a Volkswagen Golf and VW Fox in Caluza Road, outside Pietermaritzburg, on Saturday night.

A seventh person died later in the Edendale Hospital.

"All four occupants in a VW Fox died and three were from the VW Golf."

The deceased were between the ages of 25 and 40.

Ncalane said Community Safety and Liaison MEC Willies Mchunu had described the weekend as grim following these deaths and 11 others on roads in the province.

  • bob.small.7547 - 2013-01-20 18:05

    Festive holiday season is past...Yet the road carnage continues!

      christi.roestorff - 2013-01-20 18:26

      Because asSouth Africans we only take notice of the carnage over the festive season, it's much the same throughout the year!

  • Ayanda Daniel - 2013-01-20 18:27

    Yep, this is what happens when 50% of road users bought their licenses...corruption rules!

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