One person died after an accident on the M1 South in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning. Two people are also in a critical condition in hospital after a taxi and a truck collided at around 7 am. The deceased who died on the scene was a passenger in the taxi.
According to Johannesburg Metro Police Department spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar, the driver of the taxi was transported to Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto.
Minnaar said nine nurses who were on their way home from work occupied the vehicle. Ahead of our move to lockdown level three traffic on the country’s roads is predictably increasing and with it expected fatalities.
“With more and more traffic on the road, it is about drivers now being more cautious,” Minnaar said.
“We don’t want accidents such as this to happen, we don’t want people losing their lives unnecessarily. Drivers must be cautious, when they overtake, they must make sure that it is safe to overtake. They must not speed because it is speed is one factor that contributes to accidents every time.
In other news – Dr Mkhize reassures SA that the whole country will move to level 3
Health minister Zweli Mkhize moved to reassure the nation on Wednesday that the whole country would move to level 3 on June 1 — but warned areas with outbreaks could later return to a hard lockdown.
There was confusion over whether some parts of the country would stay on level 4 on June 1 after an “old slide” was shown during a briefing by Mkhize to parliament’s National Council of Provinces on Tuesday. Read more