Horror Limpopo crash at the beginning of the Easter long weekend

Horror Limpopo crash at the beginning of the Easter long weekend

Ten people have lost their lives and two people were critically injured during a head-on collision between a truck and a taxi on the N1 between Mookgophong and Kranskop in Limpopo.


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The horror crash happened in the early hours of Thursday morning, near the part of the stretch of highway, where motorists are warned of a High Accident Zone.


According to Limpopo traffic police spokesperson Matome Moremi Tauyatshwala, the taxi was traveling from Zimbabwe to Gauteng.


Moremi Tauyatshwala indicated that the impact happened on the northbound of the N1. 


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"The combi was travelling in a southernly direction. It may have been that the combi (taxi) veered off the lane and collided head-on with the truck on the northern side.


"Nine of the fatalities are from the combi (taxi) and the truck driver who we understand has burnt in the truck. We only have one fatality in the truck," says Moremi Tauyatshwala.


He adds authorities suspect that the accident was caused by negligent driving, but says fatigue cannot at this stage be ruled out.


"We call on our motorist especially those traveling from Gauteng to Limpopo, to make sure that they are fit to be on the road.


"Being fit means that you must be physically fit in terms of strength and in terms of being sober because we do suspect that the cause of accident on this one was reckless driving.


"But also, fatigue could have been the cause of the accident happened around four o'clock in the morning and the combi (taxi) was coming from Zimbabwe you don't know at what time they crossed the border."


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