On Tuesday, a collision involving four vehicles occurred on the N3 between the Frankfort and Vrede interchange and the Wilge toll plaza. The accident resulted in the deaths of five people, the critical injuries of three others, and the minor injuries of three others.
Hillary Mophethe, a spokesperson for the Free State department of police, roads and transport, stated that according to the allegations, a Nissan Almera was attempting to pass a taxi in the fast lane when it struck the taxi from behind on a bend.
The driver of the sedan was unable to maintain control of the vehicle, which ultimately resulted in a collision with an Audi that was traveling in the opposite way. The Almera was involved in a collision with a Ford Ranger as well.
“According to the reports, there were four persons who passed away at the site, and one person was pronounced dead at the hospital. She reported that there were six persons hurt.
She stated that those who had sustained life-threatening injuries had been taken to the Frankfort Hospital.
William Bulwane, who is the MEC of the department, expressed his sympathies to the families and friends of those who lost loved ones in the accident and wished a swift recovery to those who were injured.
It is anticipated that the volume of traffic will increase over the next few days as drivers make their way back to their places of employment and when schools reopen on January 11.
Because speeding is one of the leading causes of death on the road, motorists are urged to use extreme caution behind the wheel, check that their cars are in good working order, and keep their speeds to a bare minimum. The norms and regulations of the road should always be obeyed, and those who utilize the roads should always feel encouraged to do so. The responsibility for one’s own safety on the road lies with each individual. According to Bulwane, “even the loss of one life on our roadways is one too many.”
Since the start of the holiday season, more than 140 people have died on KZN roads
Since the beginning of the holiday season, there have been more than 140 fatalities on the roadways of KwaZulu-Natal.
KwaZulu-Natal premier Because of the rise in the number of vehicles on the road, Nomusa Dube-Ncube urged drivers to exercise heightened caution.
Since the beginning of the holiday season, more than 142 people have been killed on our roads, and this is a major cause for concern for the provincial government. “Road fatalities are a major concern for the provincial government. It is up to each person to do all they can to reduce the number of serious collisions that take place on our nation’s roadways on an annual basis.
According to Dube-Ncube, integrated roadblocks will continue to be conducted throughout the province to target all types of criminal activity. Some of the offenses that will be targeted include driving while intoxicated, overloading vehicles, driving while distracted, driving while unroadworthy, and illegal drug use.
Nkosikhona Mdlalose, who served as a councillor for Ward 12 in addition to her role as chairman of the KwaZulu-Natal ANC Women’s League and as an executive member in the Mzala Nxumalo region, as well as ANC member Mpendulo Khumalo, were also among those who passed away.
The two were killed in a car accident last week while returning home after the 55th national congress of the party, which took place in Johannesburg.
After hitting a car in Pinetown, a biker was “severely” hurt
On Saturday morning, a biker was left in critical condition after being involved in a collision with a car in Pinetown, which is located outside of Durban.
After 10 in the morning, a team from Advanced Life Support Paramedics Medical Services arrived at the scene of the accident on Caversham Road.
“ALS Paramedics Medical Services arrived on the scene to find that a biker and a light motor vehicle had collided on the roadway,” the emergency service said. “When they arrived, the paramedics found that the accident had occurred.”
“It was discovered that a male in his seventies had incurred significant injuries, and immediately advanced life support paramedics were rushed to treat him,” the victim’s family said in the statement. The man’s condition was brought under control at the site, and then he was rushed to a hospital in Durban for the additional care that he required there. At this point, the circumstances that led up to the collision are unknown; however, the South African Police Service was present at the scene and will continue their investigation.