On our ro­ads t­his wee­kend

George Herald - - NEWS -

Ni­ne pe­op­le died on the ro­ads o­ver the past long wee­kend, four of them in two se­pe­ra­te ac­ci­dents be­t­ween De Rust and Oudts­hoorn.

Three pe­op­le lost their li­ves on Sun­day 24 Sep­tem­ber w­hen a dri­ver lost con­t­rol of his vehi­cle ne­ar the Dys­sels­dorp turn-off and the vehi­cle lan­ded on its roof on a train track a­bout 20m be­low the ro­ad.

A­not­her per­son died and fi­ve we­re se­ri­ous­ly in­ju­red on the sa­me ro­ad the day be­fo­re.

Lie­zl van Nie­kerk of Oudts­hoorn Cou­rant re­ports that an ey­e­wit­ness said, one of the vehi­cles col­li­ded with a truck it was trying to o­ver­ta­ke. Three of the vehi­cles fol­lo­wing be­hind we­re caug­ht up in the crash. W­hen e­mer­gen­cy ser­vi­ces ar­ri­ved on the sce­ne, the truck was go­ne. Ac­cor­ding to the ey­e­wit­ness the truck car­ried on dri­ving af­ter the ac­ci­dent.

Of the 26 mo­to­ris­ts who we­re ar­res­ted for dri­ving un­der the in­flu­en­ce of al­co­hol, 10 we­re nab­bed in the Gar­den Rou­te. Se­ven of them we­re ar­res­ted in Ge­or­ge, two in Mos­sel Bay and one in Knys­na. B­re­ath tes­ting was per­for­med on 2 442 dri­vers at 24 al­co­hol blitz ro­ad­blocks a­cross the pro­vin­ce.

Se­ven­ty-four speeding of­fen­ces we­re re­cor­ded and 244 fi­nes, worth R339 400, we­re is­su­ed.

P­ho­to: Lie­zl van Nie­kerk

One per­son died in the ac­ci­dent on the De Rust ro­ad on Sa­tur­day that in­vol­ved se­ver­al cars.

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