Two people die in a vehicle crash between scholar transport and a bakery in Mokopane

LOCAL NEWS

By Kabelo Abel Mokgalabone

MOKOPANE-In a devastating incident this morning, two people lost their lives when a scholar transport vehicle collided with a bakery delivery truck on the N11, near the Sekgakgapeng intersection and Ngwaditse bridge.

The accident has sent shockwaves through the community, highlighting ongoing concerns about road safety in the area.

According to local authorities, the collision occurred at around 06:00 AM when the minibus, carrying several students, and the bakery truck crashed under circumstances that are currently under investigation. Emergency services responded promptly to the scene, where they found the two vehicles in severe wreckage.

Tragically, two people were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Several other passengers from the minibus sustained injuries ranging from minor to severe and were transported to nearby hospitals for medical attention.

The driver of the bakery truck sustained minor injuries and has been taken to a local hospital as a precaution. Early reports suggest that the driver is in stable condition and cooperating with the authorities as they piece together the events leading up to the accident.

Local police have launched a full investigation to determine the cause of the accident.

Authorities are examining all factors, including the speed of the vehicles and their adherence to traffic laws at the time of the incident.

This accident raises further concerns about the safety of the N11 road, known for its heavy traffic and high incidence of accidents. Community leaders are calling for increased measures to ensure road safety, particularly concerning the transport of schoolchildren.

The community is mourning the loss of life and rallying together to support the families affected by today’s events.

As the investigation continues, traffic officials urge drivers to exercise caution on the roads, especially during early morning hours and in poor weather conditions. The community hopes that this tragic event will lead to actions that significantly enhance the safety of all road users in the region.

Motorists are advised to use alternative routes like Dudu Madisha Drive and others.

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