EIGHT people were killed on Monday, 1 November on the N1 south in Limpopo in separate horrific car accidents.

In the first incident, a 38-year-old driver of Nissan NP200 was killed in a horrific accident when his bakkie collided head-on with a Toyota Quantum near Meropa Casini outside Polokwane.

It is alleged that the Quantum was facing oncoming traffic when the crash happened.

Maringa said in that accident two people were critically injured, seven passengers from the taxi sustained serious injuries while seven others escaped with minor injuries.

“Reckless driving has been cited as the possible cause of the accident. The injured were rushed to Pietersburg hospital in Polokwane. Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide,” he said.

In the second incident, seven people were certified dead on the scene after a VW Kombi collided head-on with a Hyundai sedan near Oorlogfontein outside Mokopane.

Limpopo Transport and Community Safety spokesman Mike Maringa said it is suspected that one of the drivers lost control of the vehicle and drove into oncoming traffic.

“Six of the deceased people were in the sedan and the Kombi driver was alone in the vehicle,” Maringa said.

Maringa said this brings the number of people who were killed on the provincial roads since Friday to 15.

“Motorists are advised to drive with caution and reduce speed. We also sent messages of condolences to the families of the deceased,” Maringa said.

– Daily Sun