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Distracted drivers & speeding

Distracted drivers, speeding and reckless driving are all top causes of car accidents. Accidents claim another three lives.

16 July 2018, 19:00: In an accident involving a Renault, taxi and a truck on the Ermelo Road, two people died as a result of the headon collision between the taxi and the Renault. The driver and passenger of a Renault were pronounced dead at the scene and had to be removed from the wrecked car with the Jaws of Life.

The driver of the taxi sustained serious injuries and also had to be removed with the Jaws of Life. The truck was only hit on its side, and the driver sustained no injuries. According to the Mkhondo Fire and Rescue personnel, no case information can be provided as the police are conducting an investigation as a result of the deaths during this accident.

21 July, 17:00: The driver of a Silver Nissan was enroute to Wakkerstroom when he lost control of the vehicle and rolled it. The driver sustained some injuries but the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

21 July, 19:00: An accident was reported to the Mkhondo Fire and Rescue Unit after the driver of a heavy motor vehicle hit a cow on the N2, on his way to Ermelo. The driver did not sustain any injuries.

Arrive alive! Slow down, drive carefully and observe all the time. Sometimes, you as a driver will have to think for the person driving in front of you and if you see that they want to overtake another vehicle and it is not safe to do so, slow down and rather be patient than also becoming a victim of an accident.

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