A Boxing Day car collision on the wet Moloto Road claimed the life of a woman and left eight others – including a six-year-old child – injured.
The Tshwane Emergency Services Department said the little girl had to be airlifted by chopper to Steve Biko Hospital.
The responders said they were called out to the collision along Moloto Road collision, near the Roodeplaat Spar, at about 12:30.
“The accident occurred between two light motor vehicles that collided head-on, after a Tata Indica traveling South from direction Moloto,” said the department.
The responders said “apparently”, the Tata Indica drove into a water paddle, lost control, and collided with an oncoming car.
“One female patient succumbed to her injuries and was declared dead by paramedics on scene,” said the department.
“Eight other patients sustained serious to critical injuries and were transported to various hospitals in Tshwane.”
The injured included four adult males, three children aged two, six, and nine.
“A female patLifewho had to be extricated with ‘Jaws of Life’ from one of the light motor vehicles,” said the department.
“We advise motorists to be extra cautious when traveling during wet weather conditions.
“Law enforcement agencies will investigate the cause of the incident.”
Last week on Wednesday, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula revealed that: “Year-on-year, the number of fatalities has marginally declined by 3,1% from 848 in 2020 to 822 this year”.
Mbalula said so far during this festive season 2 639 drivers have been arrested for various offences including drunk driving, excessive speeding, and operating vehicles without a driving licence.