The details pertaining to the road crash in the North West remain unclear at this stage, but the RTMC says it will be investigated by its crash and construction unit.
“#19 people who are family members have died in a head on crash btwn a Quantum travelling from Bloemhof to Schweizer-Reneke and the truck. The accident will be investigated by RTMCs crash and reconstruction unit,” the RTMC wrote on Twitter.
The accident occurred just two months after Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula disclosed road data over the holiday season, which portrayed a bleak image of a lack of road safety awareness.
During the festive season of 2021/22, a total of 1 685 individuals were killed in traffic accidents. This is a 14 percent increase over the previous year.
According to the minister, the fatalities-per-crash ratio has also increased, implying that ‘Mr. Fix’ has a lot of work ahead of him to live up to his self-assigned moniker.