The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) in the North West is saddened by the death of six people including four children that died in a horrific crash on the N4 near Buffelspoort. The civic organisation urged road traffic law enforcement authorities to increase visibility on public roads following the accident that occurred on Sunday morning. “We wish to convey our condolences to families that lost their loved ones in such a shocking manner robbing innocent children of their precious lives,” highlighted SANCO Provincial Chairperson, Paul Sebegoe urging motorists to avoid fatigue.
Four children, believed to be between the ages of six and nine-years-old as well as two adults lost their lives in the accident on Sunday morning. It’s understood the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a pillar before the car caught alight. A woman, believed to be pregnant, is among the deceased. Sebegoe said that fatigue is a killer which does not give road-users a second chance.
“Those who are travelling long distances must stop to rest after two hours of driving or alternatively use co-drivers to reduce the carnage on our public roads,” he said. According to ER24 spokesperson Annine Siddall paramedics arrived at the scene and saw that there was nothing that they could do to save the patients. “The woman, children and the man were declared dead on the scene by various emergency services. The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are not yet know but local authorities are investigating,” she said.