At least seven killed in Easter weekend accidents in Tshwane


Four teenagers and two children are among the seven who have died in multiple road accidents in Tshwane this Easter weekend.

At least seven people have been killed in multiple road accidents in the City of Tshwane this Easter weekend.

The accidents happened on Friday, 29 March, and Saturday, 30 March, in different parts of Tshwane.


Tshwane Emergency Services Department spokesperson Charles Mabaso said the first accident happened on the R55 and Lochner Road in Raslouw near Centurion.

At approximately 0:38 on 29 March, three people were killed while the other three patients sustained injuries ranging from critical to severe when two vehicles collided.

“The Tshwane Emergency Services Department arrived at this incident to find that two patients had already been transported to Kalafong Hospital by a private ambulance service.

“Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to free some trapped motorists from one of the vehicles,” Mabaso explained.

Emergency service Emer- G-Med spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said during the mechanism of the crash, three people who were seated in the cargo area, were ejected and sustained fatal injuries.

“An adult female, a male aged approximately seven and a female aged approximately one year old, were all declared dead on arrival of paramedics,” he said.

Tshwane accidents Ester weekend
One of the many accidents reported in Tshwane this weekend. Image: Facebook/CERT.

Meanwhile, in the second accident, a bakkie overturned on Britz Road near the Straight Fontein Butchery north of Pretoria, critically injuring two occupants.

The accident happened at approximately 2:01 on Saturday, 30 March.

When emergency services arrived at the scene, two motorists were still trapped inside the wreckage of the bakkie. Emergency services also had to use the Jaws of Life to free the critically injured patients.


In another Easter weekend accident, four male teenagers were declared dead on the scene when a vehicle they were travelling in lost control and overturned.

The accident happened on Pretorius Street, between Nelson Mandela Drive and Steve Biko Street in the Pretoria City Center, around 4:30 on Saturday.

The vehicle’s owner arrived on the scene around 6:00 after being notified of the accident by the vehicle tracking company.

Tshwane Emergency Services said the causes of all the accidents are unknown, and law enforcement authorities will conduct investigations.

“We are making a repeated call for motorists to continue acting responsibly and safely and always adhere to rules of the road when driving,” he said.

Meanwhile, the first major accident was reported ahead of the Easter weekend on Thursday, 28 March.

The Department of Transport confirmed that 45 people who were heading the ZZ in Moria died in an accident on the R518 near Mamatlakala in Limpopo.

A bus transporting the congregants from Botswana fell off a bridge, crashed and caught fire. An eight-year-old girl was the sole survivor.



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