- Three matric learners from Groblersdal, Limpopo sustained fatal injuries in a car accident on the N2
- A fourth matric student survived the accident and was treated for his injuries at a local hospital
- The police in Grootbrak, close to where the accident occurred is investigating the incident following docket that was opened at the station
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POLOKWANE - Three matric learners from Groblersdal, Limpopo were killed in a car accident on Saturday morning while celebrating the end of their matric exams. The accident occurred close to the Maalgate Bridge on the N2 between George and Glentana.
The three 18-year-old matric students have been identified. They are Stiaan Grobler, JG Greyling and Conrad Meiring. A fourth matric learner was also in the car when the accident happened and survived.
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The surviving matric learner's name remains undisclosed, but according to TimesLIVE, he was admitted to the hospital where he received treatment before being discharged.
What we know about the accident so far
News24 reports that a case of culpable homicide has been opened at Grookbrak Police Station in connection with the accident. The police said that the accident was caused by the driver losing control of the vehicle.
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Captain Malcolm Pojie, a spokesperson for the police, said that the impact of the accident caused everyone in the car to be flung out. The surviving matric student had to walk some far distance to the nearest police station to receive assistance.
Pojie said that an investigation into the incident has been launched. The high school that the three young men attended, Ben Viljoen High School, expressed their condolences to the victims' families and reflected on the positive dispositions of the learners.
"Too many people dying on our road in unnecessary accidents."
"This is so tragic. My goodness."
"So saddening. May their parents be healed."
"Dear matriculants, there is so much to life than just passing matric. These celebrations are robbing the world of your potential. You don't need to get drunk to celebrate passing matric or anything else. This premature and tragic end to the lives of the future is unnecessary."
"Were they drunk already? I'm told they were still on their way. Even so, sober people also get involved in car accidents."
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A horrified Raoul Coetzee had been on duty responding to an accident scene in Port Alfred when he made the shocking discovery. He soon jumped into action, helping to save his son, Victor from underneath the truck his motorcycle had collided with.
Victor sustained a few serious injuries to his spleen and pelvis and is currently recovering in Livingstone Hospital.
Source: Briefly News