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WATCH: Vehicles hit unmarked ditch on R555

The weekend turned roads into a bloodbath with five collisions between Friday and Saturday alone.

Two of those accidents took place on Saturday night, barely two hours apart and resulted in the loss of seven lives.
Both, on the R555 (Stoffberg Road).

On Saturday, a head on collision took place between the robot at Springbok lane and the Renoster turn off. The journalist who attended the accident scene, noticed a ditch spanning across the road a few metres away from the accident scene.

Passing motorists informed www.mobserver.co.za that construction of the road had started late Saturday afternoon. At 17:00, the workers were seen leaving, and the sections of stripped tar were left unattended and unmarked. The head on collision took place minutes later.

On Sunday, the journalist revisited the scene, to find that warning signs had still not been put up.
Several vehicles were seen hitting the ditch at high speed, in broad daylight.

Also read: #TrafficAlert: R555 closed, seven die in horrific crash

Despite the accident at the ditch not being fatal, www.mobserver.co.za grew concerned about the safety of motorists.

The Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport as well as STLM was contacted for comment but we still await a response.

 

 

 

 

 

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