Three people have been tragically killed in a crash this morning, 24 December 2020 after a truck crashed into a broken down taxi on N3 in Estcourt.
The crash occured along the N3, southbound, just before the Ultra City in the Estcourt area.
It is reported that a taxi had broken down, and a truck crashed into it.
Multiple seriously injured passengers were treated on scene by emergency services and taken to the Estcourt Provincial Hospital for further treatment.
A case of culpable homicide is being investigated by the Pietermaritzburg Collision Unit.
This is a worrying trend as public vehicles have been involved in fatal crashes in the past three consecutive days on this route.
A bus driver was killed when his bus collided with a truck at Van Reenens Pass two days ago. Yesterday, another two people were killed when a container fell off a truck and crashed the taxi they were travelling in.
SA Trucker urges truck drivers and motorists alike to exercise extra caution when driving during the festive season to avoid unneccesary lose of lives.
— SA Trucker (@rsa_trucker) December 24, 2020