Limpopo crash claims ten

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pretoria - Ten people have died in an early morning road accident on the N1 north between Polokwane and Botlokwa.

Limpopo Department of Roads and Transport spokesperson, Wisani Ngobeni, said preliminary reports indicated that the five car pile up occurred when a bus veered into the oncoming lane, colliding head-on with a taxi.

Two cars and a truck were also involved in the accident. Injured passengers were rushed to the nearby hospitals.

By late morning, the road was still closed.

"We are pleading with motorists to drive with extra care, particular when they approach the accident scene because paramedics are still trying to stabilise the injured at the scene," Ngobeni said.