Head-on collision on R57 claim lives

TZ – At least 13 people were killed and four rushed to local hospitals when two minibus taxis collided head-on on the R57 outside Reitz.

It is alleged that on 18 December 2021 at about 01:00 police attended a horrible accident on the R57 between Reitz and Petrus Steyn road about 15 kilometres from Reitz together with Emergency Medical Service.

The male driver of a white VW Crafter with FS registrations who was on his way to Gauteng Province from Ficksburg died on the scene.

The second white vehicle was a Toyota Quantum with GP registration which was from Pretoria to Fouriesburg and carried 11 passengers and the driver also died on the scene. Other four passengers were taken to Dihlabeng and Nketoana Hospitals for medical treatment for sustaining serious injuries.

Therefore total of 13 people died instantly on the scene.

The names of all deceased involved in the accident are unknown at this stage including the whereabouts of their next-of-kin. A case of culpable homicide is being investigated.

Source: South African Police Service