Fifteen people lost their lives on Western Cape roads between Friday and Sunday.
Speaking to News24, Provincial Traffic Chief, Kenny Africa, says that most of the lives lost were those of pedestrians, whose deaths made up 12 of the total number. The remaining three victims comprise of two passengers and one driver.
The pedestrians who lost their lives were from George, Knysna, Mitchells Plain, Athlone, Mfuleni, Khayelitsha, Tygerberg, Robertson, Parow and Riversdale. The driver who passed away died in Bot River.
Africa added that 20 drunk drivers were apprehended between Friday and Saturday, with one motorist in Swellendam found to be at over seven times the legal alcohol limit.
Three people were arrested over other driving-related crimes, with one caught speeding in Swellendam, one charged with resisting arrest and failing to comply with an instruction from a traffic officer and one found to be in possession of a fraudulent driver’s license in Brackenfell.
In addition, a minibus taxi crashed through the front of an Engen Quick Shop on Walter Sisulu Road in Khayelitsha on Saturday evening.
Although no deaths were caused by the incident, two people were left injured.
The results of a drunk driver…
A taxi driver drove into the Quick Shop of the Engen Garage in Khayelitsha. pic.twitter.com/NmMw76RLmT
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