Four Killed, Six Injured in Head-On Crash on R71 Near Tzaneen

Image: Department of Transport and Community Safety.

Four people have been killed and six seriously injured in a head-on crash involving two cars on the R71 near Lushof Lodge outside Tzaneen in Mopani. 

It is understood, the driver of a Toyota Sedan was overtaking recklessly and collided  with an on-coming bakkie on Monday.

The Limpopo Community and Safety Department said preliminary investigations have revealed that reckless driving as a possible cause of the accident.

“The Sedan driver and three passengers were killed instantly. The driver of the other vehicle and 5 passengers escaped with serious injuries and were rushed to Van Velden and a private hospital in Tzaneen. Limpopo Transport and Community Safety MEC, Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya has sent message of condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the horrific accident.”

Ramakhanya has pleaded with motorists to adhere to traffic rules, reduced speed and avoid unsafe overtaking.

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