Sir Lowry's Pass closed after fatal collision

2017-07-15 11:12
(Supplied by ER24)

(Supplied by ER24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - Sir Lowry's Pass on the N2 outside Cape Town will remain closed until at least 14:00 on Saturday, after a collision between a taxi and a Toyota Yaris cleft one person dead and five seriously injured.  

The two vehicles collided head-on at about 8:30 on Saturday morning, said provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa.

Both vehicles burst into flames and the driver of the Toyota was burned to death, beyond recognition.

The two female and three male occupants of the taxi were seriously injured, and have been transported to the Helderberg Hospital in Somerset West for treatment.

Afrika said motorists travelling on the N2 should use alternative routes, as all four lanes of the highway would remain closed at Sir Lowry's Pass until early Saturday afternoon.

Motorists travelling on the N2 outbound should take the R44 via Gordon's Bay and Kleinmond, and rejoin the N2 at Bot River via the R43.

On the N2 inbound, motorists should turn left at Bot River, and proceed around the coast via Kleinmond and Gordon's Bay, before rejoining the N2 in the Strand.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.