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Mayhem in Ermelo’s Fourie Street continues

Crossing Fourie Street is a big risk for some pedestrians, and they fear the trucks speeding down the road.

ERMELO – Yet another truck accident took place in Fourie Street on May 11.

Two trucks, one a bread delivery vehicle, collided on the corner of De Jager and Fourie streets.

Emergency medical services, Msukaligwa’s fire department and towing services quickly responded to the accident scene.

Many residents are fed up with the unsafe road conditions in the Street. After the recent accident here, in which a truck destroyed a local family’s pizzeria, tempers flared up and frustrations with the road’s condition and reckless driving boiled over.

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Hennie and Julia Botha, two residents of Fourie Street, told the newspaper that their biggest fear is the day a truck ploughs through their home.

“We sat on our front porch one night during load-shedding and counted more than 200 trucks passing the stop sign in less than an hour,” Julia said.

She also stated the speed of these trucks and the amount of truck drivers who ignore the stop signs were shocking to her.

Crossing Fourie Street is a big risk for some pedestrians, and they fear the trucks speeding down the road.

The SAVF old age home was previously the victim of several truck accidents.

A truck ploughed through the fence and came to a halt after crashing into a tree, mere metres from a resident’s house, on March 26, 2021.

In August 2022, a second tree was uprooted and the fence was damaged by a truck driver who had lost control of his truck.

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The residents made suggestions that the municipality needs to up its game regarding this road and add traffic lights, speed bumps and more traffic officers on duty to ensure the safety of motorists and home and business owners in the area.

Read the complete article in the Highvelder newspaper.

 

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