The MEC for the department of Community Safety and Transport Management, Sello Lehari will tomorrow, February 04 release the traffic statistics recorded from December 01 to January 15.

As the MEC is preapring for the big day, a serious road accident between Coligny and Klerksdorp claims eight lives.

It’s reported that the horrific accident happened at the weekend. It claimed six lives on a spot and a three year old baby survived with the help from other motorists.

“This is very sad news as we are preparing to release the statistics that show decrease of raid fatalities,” said Lehari.

It’s reported that the two vehicles collided head on fifteen kilometres outside Coligny.

“Six people, two women and four men died instantly. The occupants of the other vehicle, man and a woman and their eight year child whose gender is still to be verified, were taken to Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp. They sadly passed on as being attended to. The child is still in intensive care,” said the MEC.

MEC Lehari earnestly appeal to road users people to be extra careful and drive responsibly.