JUST IN: 6 killed, 3 injured in tragic road accident


SIX people were killed in a gruesome side-swipe collision involving an articulated truck and a Mercedes-Benz sedan on the N4 toll road towards Mbombela, near Montrose, on Sunday, 6 November.

Mpumalanga community safety, security and liaison MEC Moeti Mmusi said: “The deceased include three adults and three children who were all occupants in the sedan. They all died at the scene on impact. The critically injured driver of the sedan was airlifted to the nearby hospital in Mbombela.

“Three pedestrians were slightly injured as they were hit by debris coming from the involved vehicles.”

He said the Toyota Tazz hatchback that was stationary on the side of the road was slightly damaged.

“The cause of the collision has not yet been established but the investigation is already underway.”

This was the second major crash on Sunday with another one having occurred on the R544 between Verena and Emalahleni which claimed the lives of five people. Motorists are therefore advised to be cautious to avoid further loss of lives on the road,” he said.

— Daily Sun

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