Two children, four adults die in crash between truck and bakkie in KwaZulu-Natal

A mother, her children and three others died in a collision in in Kwa-Zulu-Natal.

A mother, her children and three others died in a collision in in Kwa-Zulu-Natal.

A mother and her children were among six people who died in a collision between a truck and a bakkie on the N2 near Nyoni in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday.

IPSS Medical Services’ Samantha Meyrick said the deceased were a 3-year-old girl, a 9-year-old boy, their mother, one man and two women.

The children’s young brother and a 10-year-old girl were among nine other passengers who were injured.

Meyrick said the occupants of the bakkie were all related. 

She said preliminary information showed that the bakkie driver seemingly lost control of the vehicle and veered into the lane the truck was in, making it impossible to avoid the collision.

Meyrick said accidents were frequent on the stretch of road.

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“We have a lot of accidents between Zinkwazi and Nyoni [in Stanger], and it is not only during the festive season. It is throughout the year. We don’t know why, but there is no barrier [on] most of the highways in that section,” she said.


Nine passengers were injured in the crash between a truck and a bakkie in KwaZulu-Natal

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