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One dead in N1 collision between a truck and three taxis

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One person has been killed in a collision involving three taxis and a truck on the N1 between Leeu Gamka and Prince Albert in the Karoo area in Western Cape.

The accident happened in the early hours of the morning today, Tuesday 20th of December 2022.

Jandre Bakker the Western Cape Traffic spokesman said they don’t have the updated number of the injured people. He added that the cause of the accident is not known as investigations are still underway.

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“Preliminary reports state that one person has died in this crash, we’re still awaiting the report on the preliminary cause and the number of injuries, a stop-and-go is in place, but delays can be expected. We request road users to be patient.”

Unconfirmed reports suggest that one minibus taxi lost control and crashed into the front axle of the front trailer of the side tipper truck which was travelling in the opposite direction. The taxi then collided with two other taxis which were travelling behind it.

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One minibus taxi lost control and crashed into the front axle of the front trailer of the side tipper truck which was travelling in the opposite direction. Pictures supplied

There were a lot of delays on the road as traffic was directed around the crash scene.

Watch: Watch : Both truckers killed in N1 Leeu Gamka truck head-on crash

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The city of Cape Town is encouraging public transport owners to take their vehicles to be checked for roadworthiness free of charge. The services are offered at Joe Gqabi Driving Licence Testing Centre and Bellville Traffic Department.

This is part of Operation Exodus which started on Monday, 12 December until Friday, 23 December 2022.

Mayco member for Safety and Security JP Smith said the safety checks are free of charge.

“‘This is not a roadworthy certification, but merely a safety checks to ensure passengers get to their destination safely.

“Drivers will not be penalised either for any defects that might be detected. The intention is to guide them on the path to compliance, peace of mind and the safety of their passengers,” he said.

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