N11 accident claims six lives

A head-on collision has claimed the lives of six people on the N11 between Middelburg and Groblersdal towards Loskop Dam last night.

An articulated truck and a sedan collided head-on and left six occupants of the sedan dead.

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All six occupants died on the spot. They include the driver and a toddler who was about a year old.

The truck was coming from the direction of Middelburg, and the sedan was coming from the opposite direction.

MEC Vusi Shongwe says the increasing number of fatalities on the road is alarming.

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“We have lost many lives on the road within a brief space of time. This can never be accepted. It is therefore important for everyone who uses the road to be an active participant in the fight against lawlessness and road crashes. Government alone cannot win the fight against road carnage. We need everyone to play their part, by always adhering to the rules of the road and by reporting those who disregard the law,” he says.

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