Six people were killed in a head-on collision between an Isuzu loading van and a Ford Sedan on the R518 road in Lephalale in Waterberg District last night.
It is alleged that the driver of the Sedan travelling from Lephalale to Shongwani lost control of the vehicle. It collided head-on with the Isuzu Van.
Five occupants in the Sedan, including the driver were killed on impact. The driver of the loading van was also certified dead on the scene. Two passengers who escaped with serious injuries were rushed to the hospital.
LEPHALALE HEAD-ON COLLISION
The Department has also recorded three fatal accidents in Mopani District between Friday and Saturday.
The first incident was reported at Khashani village where a seven year old boy was hit by a car outside the school premises.
It is alleged that the operator of a scholar transport vehicle reversed into the child. He was crossing the road and killed him instantly.
The other two accidents were reported in the Tzaneen area on R71 At Makgobaskloof. A 36-year-old male was hit by a Suzuki Sedan while crossing the road. The other accident was reported on the R36 road at Mokgolobotho where a male pedestrian was hit by a Kia Sedan when crossing the road.
MEC SENDS HER CONDOLENCES
Limpopo Transport and Community Safety MEC, Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya has sent her heartfelt condolences to the families that lost their loved ones this weekend. The MEC is calling on pedestrians to ensure that they use designated crossing points. They must also avoid walking next to busy roads, especially in the evening.