29 May 2022
It’s been a bloody weekend on the country’s roads, with 34 people losing their lives in three fatal road accidents on the N3.
In the latest incident in the early hours of Sunday morning, a bus crash on the N3 in Mpumalanga claimed the lives of 12 people.
The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said reports indicated that the bus crash occurred on the N3 in Grootvlei.
In another deadly incident on the N3, six people died and 60 others were injured when the bus they were travelling in crashed off a bridge at the De Hoek Toll Plaza in Heidelberg, Gauteng, in the early hours of Sunday morning.
On Saturday, 16 people died in another deadly road accident on the N3 near Pietermaritzburg.
A truck driver lost control of his vehicle when the wheels on the right side of the truck apparently came off, resulting in the vehicle overturning onto the centre embankment.
The accident resulted in a deadly 10-vehicle pile-up on Peter Brown Drive and the Chatterton Road offramp.