Cape Town – It has been a deadly weekend of the holiday period on Western Cape roads.
At least thirty four people have died in a spate of accidents over Western Cape roads this past weekend, a Western Cape Traffic official said on Monday.
Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa said that the accidents happened between Friday and Monday morning.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, a taxi driver lost control of his vehicle on the N1 highway outside Touwsriver resulting in 12 fatalities including children and leaving 10 injured.
Nine pedestrians were also struck and killed during the same period.
Two accidents were recorded this morning when a taxi crashed and killed a 4 year old on the N1 highway near Leeu Gamka at 04h30. Four more people were killed on the R61 between Beaufort West and Abeerden in a head on collision involving two taxis at 05h30, two died instantly while another two died later in hospital.