MIDDELBURG, SOUTH AFRICA : Seven people died during a car accident on the N4 toll road near Middelburg on Friday night. The horrific crash involved a minibus taxi and an articulated truck.
According to the report, about six people were seriously injured, and three other people escaped with slight injuries. The deceased includes six passengers and a taxi driver.
“It is alleged that the crash happened when the taxi seemingly lost control and overturned. It was also hit by the truck,” mentioned the statement from the provincial community safety department.
The taxi was reportedly pulling a trailer, and it was travelling from Johannesburg to Mozambique. All the injured were rushed to the nearest hospital.
“The driver of the truck was not harmed. It is not clear what caused the crash, but the investigation is already underway,” concluded the statement.