Five dead after separate tragic accidents in Lephalale and Phalaborwa areas

LIMPOPO – The police in Lephalale and Phalaborwa are investigating two separate cases of Culpable Homicide which occurred on Friday evening, says the police.

According to a statement issued by Police Spokesperson, Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe, two people were killed after four vehicles collided along the R518-Lephalale and Marken Road yesterday evening (Friday).

“It is alleged that one of the vehicles involved  lost control while overtaking and collided with the second vehicle which led to other two cars getting involved,” said Ngoepe.

He added that two people were killed instantly and seven were seriously injured and were taken to nearby hospitals in Lephalale for medical treatment.

The vehicles and the injuries involved are as follows:
Four people in a Toyota Fortuner sustained injuries and were taken to the Lephalale Medi-Clinic for medical treatment,


Two people in a Nissan NP 200 were killed instantly,


Three of the five people traveling in a City Golf were injured and were taken to Lephalale Provincial Hospital for medical treatment, and


Two people travelling in an Opel Corsa were uninjured.

Meanwhile in the police in Phalaborwa are investigating the death of three people during a culpable homicide incident following a collision that occurred along R40 Phalaborwa and Mica road last evening (Friday).

“It is alleged that a sedan travelling from South to North collided head-on with a Toyota quantum combi  travelling in the opposite direction. Three female passengers traveling in the quantum combi died instantly. Twelve other passengers sustained serious injuries and were taken to Maphuta Malatjie Hospital in Namakgale for medical treatment,” explained Ngoepe.

The causes of both accidents are still unknown and police investigations continue, concluded Ngoepe.

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