19 Family Members Killed in Horrific Head-On Collision in the North West

19 Family Members Killed in Horrific Head-On Collision in the North West

  • A horrific head-on collision involving a Totoya Quantum and a truck has resulted in 19 family members losing their lives
  • The accident took place at approximately 9:30 pm and is being investigated by the Road Traffic Management Corporation
  • Another head-on collision in Lephalale in Limpopo's Waterberg district has resulted in a further six people losing their lives

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MAHIKENG- A head-on collision between a Totoya Quantum and a truck has left 19 family members dead. The accident took place in the North West and is currently under investigation by the Road Traffic Management Corporation.

The accident took place at approximately 9:30 pm near Schweizer-Reneke, as the investigation unfolds more details are likely to be released.

Sowetan LIVE reported that another car accident in Lephalale in Limpopo's Waterberg district has left a further six people dead. The crash also involved a head-on collision. It is believed that the driver of the sedan lost control and collided with an Isuzu van.

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The driver of the sedan and four other occupants were killed on impact according to Review Online.

Polo, Toyota Hilux and Quantum labelled major accident causers in SA

Earlier, Briefly News reported that if you drive a Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Hilux or a Toyota Quantum then you better be watching your driving. A recent study has crowned these vehicles as the causers of the most fatal accidents in South Africa.

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While Quantums, and even Polos, do not come as a major surprise, the beast of a Hilux was a little bit of an eye-opener.

TimesLIVE reported that a study, titled South African Fatal Crashes in Context, analysed fatal crash data from October 1 2017 to June 30 2021, a period of 3.8 years, which gave these vehicles their new titles.

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Limpopo car crash: 17 burnt to death on N1 after head on collision

In similar news, on Tuesday night (11 January) a Toyota SUV experienced a head-on collision with a minibus taxi on the N1 near Mookgopong in Limpopo. This resulted in the taxi catching fire and 17 people dying in the blaze.

Today (13 January) the authorities will begin to identify the deceased. However, this is a challenging process as many of those who lost their lives were burnt beyond recognition and are in varying stages of decomposition.

According to SABC News, the investigation will be aided by DNA samples from family members of the victims. The names of the deceased are known, due to a list that was filled out before the taxi departed, in keeping with Covid-19 protocols.

Source: Briefly News

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