A family of four, reportedly on their way to vacation, were killed in a multi-vehicle accident on the N2.
THE HORRIFIC ACCIDENT HAPPENED ON THURSDAY EVENING
According to IPSS Medical Rescue, the accident happened between Zinkwazi and Tugela on Thursday evening.
“The IPSS Medical Rescue together with IPSS Search and Rescue division responded to reports of an accident on the N2 Northbound, between Zinkwazi and Tugela.
“On arrival of advanced life support paramedics, they were met with absolute carnage, comprising four light motor vehicles and a truck, which had collided and strewn debris across the roadway,” it said in a statement on Facebook.
Unfortunately, a family of four, reportedly on their way to vacation, were killed while two more patients sustained moderate injuries.
THE FAMILY WAS DECLARED DEAD ON THE SCENE
IPSS furthermore said the N2 Northbound was severely affected, and motorists had to use alternative routes as an investigation took place.
Meanwhile, the latest figures on the road deaths, which were released by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, show that fatalities have risen in five provinces with exception of the Free State, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal and Limpopo.
BREAKDOWN ON ROAD DEATHS:
The breakdown on road deaths is as follows in these provinces:
- Northern Cape recorded an increase of 60.0% from 20 deaths in 2020 to 32 over the same period
- In the Western Cape, 106 people lost their lives on the road in 2021, which is less than the 71 people in 2020 – this represents an increase of 49.3
- In Mpumalanga, there was a rise of 26.4% from 87 in 2020 to 110 this year
- North West saw an increase of 10.9% from 55 in 2020 to 61 over the same period
- Gauteng recorded an increase of 1.4% from 148 in 2020 to 150 over the same period
“Despite these grim statistics, it is important to note that thousands of road users continue to respect the law and obey the rules of the road. This is a responsibility we must all take seriously in order to make a difference and ensure that our roads are safe to travel on,” Mbalula said.