Seven people died in two separate accidents in the early hours of Monday morning in Vhembe and Capricorn districts, Limpopo. The first accident that claimed six lives happened on the N1 North next to Baobab tollgate outside Musina.
The driver of a speeding Toyota Fortuner lost control of the vehicle and overturned. Six people, amongst them a 35-year-old male driver, a 34-year-old female passenger and four children were declared dead on the scene. Three passengers escaped with serious injuries and rushed to Musina Hospital.
Preliminary investigations are pointing at reckless driving as a possible cause of the accident.
In another accident reported in the Capricorn district, a pedestrian was killed when trying to cross the R71 road at Mamahule by a speeding Hyndai Sedan. A 35-year-old male was certified dead on the scene.
SEVEN PEOPLE DIED IN SEPARATE ACCIDENTS
Limpopo Transport and Community Safety MEC, Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya is concerned about the number of fatal accidents involving pedestrians and speeding vehicles registered in the province. Especially on the notorious R71 road stretching from Polokwane to Phalaborwa.
The MEC is urging motorists to drive within the prescribed speed limit. Passengers to ensure that they only cross busy roads only when it is safe to do so.