Feb 9, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Four people burnt beyond recognition in vehicle pile-up on N12 in Mpumalanga

Four people in a limousine were burned beyond recognition in a vehicle crash on the N12 near Witbank in Mpumalanga on Saturday morning.

The Mpumalanga Department of Community Security said it suspected that it was a horrific accident caused by a blanket of fog that covered the N12 motorway earlier on Saturday.

“Investigations into the accident have begun. It looks like it was caused by this thick fog on that part of the road,” said department spokesman Moeti Mmusi.

He said they had not yet identified the four who died.< /p>

Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) spokesman Simon Zwane said an investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing.

“There were four fatalities, all from the sedan and her burned beyond recognition. Four injuries were recorded (two serious and two minor),” he said.

He said at least 11 vehicles were involved in the accident, including four LDVs, three semi-trucks, two sedans and a minibus.

Zwane said the first accident occurred in extremely foggy conditions where visibility was very poor.

“This was followed by a number of other accidents in the same area,” he said.< /p>

Mmusi said the injured motorist was stabilized at the scene before being transported to hospitals near Emalahleni.

“The road was closed for several hours while rescue workers and the police officers were on duty on the scene. We had at least 12 vehicles involved – there could be more. So far we can determine that 12 were involved. The road has been opened to traffic. There were no serious injuries to some vehicles, only their vehicles were damaged.”

Mmusi said the department is concerned as there have been several accidents over the past few weeks.

“We’re concerned that we seem to be exposed to a number of people dying on the streets every weekend. The MEC urges motorists on the road to try to prioritize their own lives, the lives of the people they are transporting and the lives of other motorists so that we can seek to mitigate the loss of life on the road. Most of these accidents are due to mistakes made by drivers,” he said.

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