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Watch: Trucker Killed in R31 Two Side Tipper Collision

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A fatal collision between two side tipper trucks on the R31 between Barkly West and Postmasburg in the Northern Cape has left one truck driver dead.

The accident occurred at the Danielskuil turn-off on Tuesday morning.

According to eyewitness accounts from other truck drivers who arrived at the scene soon after the crash, one of the trucks failed to yield to another truck coming from the Postmasburg side on the R31, despite a stop sign being present.

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The truck that disobeyed the stop sign then crashed into the other truck.

According to the witnesses, the truck driver who failed to stop died in the crash.

The other driver received medical attention from paramedics on the scene before being transported to a nearby hospital for further care.

The exact cause of the accident is still being investigated, but initial reports suggest that the failure to yield was the primary contributing factor.

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Truck accidents are a common occurrence on South African roads, and the consequences can be devastating.

Watch | Truck driver saved from drowning in sewage near Kimberley

To reduce the number of truck accidents on our roads, it is essential to address the underlying causes.

Some of the factors that contribute to truck accidents include driver fatigue, overloading, poorly maintained vehicles, and reckless driving.

It is also crucial for all road users to exercise caution and follow traffic rules when sharing the road with heavy vehicles.

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This includes maintaining a safe following distance, avoiding sudden lane changes, and being mindful of the truck’s blind spots.

The loss of life in this tragic incident is a stark reminder of the importance of road safety for all.

It is essential to take action to prevent accidents and ensure that our roads are safe for everyone.

Drivers have always accused the government of not doing enough to enforce laws that protect them against unfair labour practices which expose them to fatigue.

The pay-per-load system is the biggest contributing factor to driver fatigue and reckless driving as truck drivers risk it all in an effort to make a decent salary.

Watch: Trucker Killed in R31 Two Side Tipper Collision
Trucker Killed in R31 Two Side Tipper Collision
Watch: Trucker Killed in R31 Two Side Tipper Collision
Trucker Killed in R31 Two Side Tipper Collision
Watch: Trucker Killed in R31 Two Side Tipper Collision
Trucker Killed in R31 Two Side Tipper Collision

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