Three adults, 3 kids killed in horror crash on N1

2020-01-12 11:53
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Three adults and three children were killed in an accident on the N1, between Wallmansthal and Petroport South, in Pretoria on Sunday.

City of Tshwane Emergency Services spokesperson Charles Mabaso said a truck and a light motor vehicle were involved in the accident.

The road was closed and emergency services officials and law enforcement agencies were on the scene.

Gauteng MEC for Roads Infrastructure and Public Transport, Jacob Mamabolo, conveyed his condolences to the families of victims.

"We will continue to intensify our efforts to reduce the carnage on our roads and encourage drivers to take full responsibility and control when driving."

He called on drivers to be alert, adhere to the speed limits, exercise patience and take regular rests when driving long distances.

"[They must] ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy and most importantly, make informed decisions that will save lives on our roads," Mamabolo said.

He added that while drivers had the greatest responsibility for decisions relating to road use, passenger activism and awareness was equally important.

"Passengers should also be road safety conscious and exercise oversight responsibility by engaging the driver on road safety issues such as encouraging drivers to take regular rests, not to overtake recklessly. It is passengers who should be vigilant and remind drivers not to text and drive and not [to drive] under the influence of alcohol," Mamabolo said.

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