R59 accident leaves five dead and two critical

Five people have been  killed and two are in a critical condition after three vehicles were involved in an accident on the R59 Freeway North, towards Johannesburg this morning at about 03:30am, Sunday, September 10.

The accident occurred approximately 500m before the R554 Swartkoppies Off Ramp.

There was a white Ford Tracer with six people in it, of which five died. People in the two other cars involved, a white Nissan bakkie and black Polo, sustained serious injuries.

The road has been reopened after it was closed for investigation purposes.

EMPD, RTMC and SAPS are on the scene.

An update will follow as soon as more information is available.

Carnage on the roads – Overnight 9 deaths on the roads around us

Three people died in a fatal collision at about 11pm on Kliprivier Drive near Vaal Road Brackendowns. There were numerous ambulances and CPF on scene. They waited two hours or more for JMPD/EMPD to attend the scene and while waiting a second collision occurred when a car drove into CPF vehicles.

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Monique van Wyk
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