A driver has been killed after a vehicle collided with a truck on N1 near Worcester in the afternoon. The incident happened close to the weighbridge.
It is alleged that the driver of the SUV that was going towards Worcester direction lost control. The allegedly drove straight in the truck leading to the accident.
The Department of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape has confirmed the incident. They confirmed that one person, the driver of the SUV died on the scene. The road was closed for hours as motorists were forced to take the R101 route. The road has however reopened.
The incident happens just a month after another crash involving a truck and light motor vehicle claimed lives of five people on N1. READ:Five dead, car trapped under truck in a horrific crash
Meanwhile Jean-Pierre Smith the MEC for Safety and Security has urged motorist to drive safely. This follows after the City’s Traffic Service arrested 69 motorists – 54 for driving under the influence. This is an increase compared to 33 the week before. Seven drivers were also arrested for reckless and negligent driving.
“The payday weekend phenomenon is sadly very well established and once again underscores the devastating role that irresponsible alcohol use plays in our society. With the month-end weekend and a number of long weekends looming, I want to renew my call not only on our motorists, but the public in general to take responsibility for their actions and to not put their lives or that of others around them, on the line,” said Smith.