A taxi and bakkie were involved in the crash, and the taxi is accused of trying a risky overtaking maneuver that caused the mishap.
A taxi and bakkie were reportedly engaged in the collision, according to the Limpopo Transport Department. Allegedly attempting a risky passing maneuver, the cab struck the bakkie.
“Of the eight people who died, five were males and three were women. According to the provincial department of transport and community safety, eight more injured persons are being taken to neighboring medical facilities for treatment.
Drivers are urged to take alternate paths as the road is currently closed.
01 April 2023
Eight people were killed in a crash between a taxi and a bakkie on the N1 towards Musina this morning. The road is temporarily closed for emergency services.
MEC Florence Radzilani sends condolences to the families of the deceased. pic.twitter.com/w39QujkJmS
— Limpopo Department of Transport & Community Safety (@TransportLimCom) April 1, 2023
Limpopo MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Florence Radzilani, offered her condolences to the families of the deceased.
“We are deeply saddened by the news and pray for the departed, and the families they leave behind. We also pray for the healing of those who sustained injuries in the accident.
“We are heading to Easter long weekend, which will see a heightened presence of motor vehicles on our roads, as people will be travelling to different parts of the Province to spend time with their families.
“While we anticipate this to be a period of joy and family reunions, experience has taught us that there are some among us, who are reckless on the roads. Driver behaviour, which includes reckless driving, overtaking at unsafe spots, over-speeding, overloading, and drunk driving, counts as the number one cause of road accidents and fatalities.
“The responsibility for road safety lies with all of us as individual drivers. We are therefore continuing as a Department, to make a clarion call to motorists, to become a part of the road safety crusade, and be responsible road users at all times, for all to arrive alive,” said Radzilani.
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