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Fatal multiple car accident along N1 road near Modimolle kills 7 people

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At least seven people have lost their lifes following fatal multiple accidents that happened around N1 road.

The terrible accident which involved a Sedan car and a Bekkie took place in N1 near Modimolle last night.

Speaking to the newsmen on Saturday morning, Mike Maringa the Transport Department’s Media Liaison Officer said one person has been taken to the hospital after sustaining serious injuries.

 

“A bakkie’s trailer allegedly broke and was hit at the rear end by a trailing sedan. Another sedan also collided with the first-mentioned vehicles,” Maringa explained.

Mr Mike said preliminary investigation cites mechanical problems as a possible cause of the accident.

“Four occupants in the one sedan were killed instantly and two passengers from the bakkie were also certified dead on the scene,” he added.

Maringa said two people were rushed to a hospital in Modimolle, where one succumbed to their injuries.

“Transport MEC, Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya has sent messages of condolences to the victims’ families. She urges motorists to continuously check the condition of their vehicles and to drive within the prescribed speed limits,” Maringa revealed.

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