One man died after colliding with a bakkie and a taxi on Thursday morning. The incident happened on the N1 between De Doorns and Touwsriver.
According to the Western Cape Traffic spokesman Jandre Bakker, the incident involved Toyota Corolla Quest, a taxi and Toyota Hilux bakkie with a trailer. The incident happened at approximately 4:40 am.
Bakker said it is alleged that the silver large motor vehicle overtook and then collided with a taxi and bakkie.
“One male died in the crash. One person was seriously injured, one moderately injured and three others sustained slight injuries,” said Bakker.
Provincial traffic, the South African Police Service and Emergency Medical Services attended the scene.
“We urge motorists to be patient on the road and only overtake where it is lawful and absolutely safe to do so. Always take a cautious approach and hid the barrier lines,” he added.
The incident happens after another accident involving taxis and a bakkie took place on N1 on Wednesday.
Between 12 and 18 December, 21 road crashes occurred. The department of Mobility said 22 people have died on the roads during the same period. All in all, 13 pedestrians, six drivers and three passengers died.
“I urge all motorists to adhere to the speed limit, ensure that all vehicle occupants are wearing their safety belts, take regular rest stops every 200km or 2 hours, and slow down when there are pedestrians at the side of the road. Keep yourself and others safe,” said acting MEC Meyer.