Seven die in two separate crashes on the N4

Six men died in a head-on collision that occurred on the N4 between Kanyamazane and Matsulu near the Gorge yesterday.  

The collision occurred between an Isuzu Truck and a Toyota Fortuner. 

The deceased’s were passengers in the SUV including the driver. The victims were declared dead at the scene. In the Isuzu truck, two were seriously injured including the driver of the truck. They were transported to a hospital in Mbombela for medical treatment.

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In a separate incident, a truck and a sedan collided near Alkmaar towards Mbombela yesterday evening. The driver died at the scene. An adult and two children sustained serious injuries. They were also rushed to a nearby hospital in Mbombela.

According to Community Safety, Security and Liaison spokesperson Moeti Mmusi, the cause of the two crashes is still under investigation.

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“It is heartbreaking to lose lives at this rate on our roads especially at night. We are pleading with drivers to obey the rules and drive with extreme caution for their sake and that of other road users. With increased compliance to the rules, deadly crashes will be drastically reduced,” said Mmusi.

The MEC is sending condolences to the bereaved families and is also wishes those who were injured a speedy recovery.

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