Driver causes accident (death) and speeds away

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Driver causes accident (death) and speeds away
A burst tyre caused this vehicle to roll

On Tuesday 18 August at approximately 11:35, the rear tyre of a white Toyota bakkie burst which caused the driver to lose control of his vehicle and it rolled on the Ermelo road. Fortunately no injuries were reported.

Two people sustained minor injuries on the Ermelo road at about 14:41 on Thursday 20 August. Reportedly the drivers of two vehicles, a grey Kia and a charcoal coloured Hyundai, were both attempting to overtake a truck, and the Kia lost control and rolled.

On the same day on the Ermelo road, at 20:00 the driver of a white Toyota drove into a cow that was crossing the road. Another vehicle, a black BMW, then drove over the cow. Two people sustained minor injuries.

The driver of a white Nissan bakkie lost control and rolled her vehicle when she went around a bend on a gravel road. One person sustained minor injuries during this accident on the Ezinkonjaneni road (Heyshope Dam road) on Friday 21 August at 09:31.

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On Saturday 22 August at approximately 18:20, one person sustained minor injuries on the Wakkerstroom road when a blue Toyota and a white Chevrolet  collided, causing the Toyota to roll.

The driver of a blue Mazda collided with a white Man truck on the same day at 18:40, on the Paulpietersburg road. The driver of the truck was turning right at the Mkondo Silo’s turn-off and the driver of the Mazda allegedly attempted to overtake him but, collided into the turning truck. One person sustained minor injuries.

One person passed away and another was seriously injured on the Amsterdam road on Sunday 23 August at 18:25. The driver of a white Nissan bakkie was travelling to Piet Retief from Amsterdam, when the driver of a truck overtook a white Scania truck on his way to Amsterdam. The driver of the bakkie swerved out to avoid colliding with the oncoming truck and lost control of his vehicle. He collided into the rear axle of the trailer of the Scania truck. The truck driver that overtook the Scania drove away from the scene of the accident.

The above information was supplied by Mr Anton Nortje, head of the Mkhondo Fire and Rescue Unit. For any inquiries he can be contacted on 079 872 8989.