Five people died on Tuesday morning when a Datsun Go collided head-on with a Hyundai i10 on the N1 between Laingsburg and Prince Albert in the Western Cape.
Kenny Africa‚ Western Cape provincial traffic chief‚ told TimesLIVE that the accident happened at about 3.30am.
“We have just reopened the N1 and the death toll is still five people in the one vehicle (Datsun Go)‚ and four who were seriously injured (in the Hyundai). From 3.30am till 9am‚ the N1 was closed due to the accident‚” said Africa.
Those who died in the collision include two men‚ two women and a three-year-old child.
Africa said traffic police expected traffic volumes to start picking up on Tuesday morning on the roads leading to and from Cape Town.
He urged road users to obey the rules of the road in order to prevent fatal accidents.
“Our message is very clear. Do not take unnecessary chances. When you want to overtake vehicles‚ make sure it is safe to do so. Do not use the cellphone while driving. Do not try to text while driving. If we do catch you doing that‚ we will impound your cellphone‚” Africa said.
by Penwell Dlamini- TimesLIVE