Four people were killed in two separate accidents in Limpopo in the early hours of Christmas day. The first accident was reported on the R523 road in Thulamela, Vhembe District.

It is alleged that a driver of a Toyota Loading Van was overtaking on a stop sign and collided head-on and side-swipe with a Minibus Taxi and a sedan.

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The driver of the Toyota Loading Van and a male passenger were killed on impact. Reckless and negligent driving has been cited as a possible cause of the accident.

In another accident also reported early this morning, two people were killed on the N1 when the car they were traveling in had a tyre burst in Waterberg.

It is reported that the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. Two people were also confirmed dead on the scene.

LIMPOPO CHRISTMAS ACCIDENTS A WORRY TO THE GOVERNMENT

Transport and Community Safety MEC, Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya has raised her concerns about the number of accidents caused by unroadworthy vehicles. “We woke up this morning to another accident caused allegedly by a tyre burst killing two people. We cannot continue counting numbers, we want people to act responsibly.

“In another accident, the report indicates that the driver was driving recklessly and overtaking at a stop sign. Road users need to take responsibility and work with us to reduce fatal accidents.”

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