An infant amongst the seven died in a Head-on collision on N1

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MAKHADO- An infant merely three months old was among the six passengers who died and four injured in a head-on collision on the evening of September 7.

The the devastating accident that involved a minibus taxi and a truck, happened shortly after 11 p.m. on the N1.29 North Witvlag, situated around 7 kilometres beyond Makhado.

The truck was moving southward while the Toyota Quantum was en route to Zimbabwe.

According to Tidimalo Chuene, the spokesperson for Department of roads and Transport expressed suspicion that driver fatigue may have played a role in causing this tragic incident.

“It is reported that a Toyota Quantum collided head-on with a truck, resulting in the tragic loss of six lives, including two women, one infant, and three males, including the taxi driver,” Chuene stated.

“The driver and passenger from the truck sustained injuries in the collision. We suspect that fatigue might have been a contributing factor in this accident. As a department, we are deeply saddened by this unfortunate incident and extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased.”

Authorities are likely to conduct a thorough investigation to determine the precise causes of the collision, aiming to prevent such tragedies in the future.

Remarkably, the truck driver sustained only minor injuries and was fortunate enough to escape the accident relatively unscathed.

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