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    Six men killed in HORROR accident in Mametlhake area

    Six men were killed in a HORROR accident in the Mametlhake area. A bus collided with the rear of the tractor. A sedan travelling in the opposite direction crashed into the wreckage of the two vehicles that were already involved.

    SIX MEN WERE KILLED IN THE HORROR ACCIDENT ON FRIDAY EVENING

    According to the Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security spokesperson Moeti Mmusi the accident happened on the D2740 road in Mametlhake on Friday evening.

    “This resulted in six people, who were all occupants in the sedan, being killed instantly.

    “Meanwhile, the drivers of the bus and the tractor sustained serious injuries, and they were rushed to the nearby Mametlhake Hospital.”

    Moeti Mmusi

    THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT IS THE SUBJECT OF AN INVESTIGATION

    He said initially, it was reported that five people lost their lives, but as the emergency personnel was working on the scene, they discovered the sixth body.

    “The cause of the collision is the subject of the investigation by the police, Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) and the Safety Engineering team from DCSSL.”

    Moeti Mmusi

    Mpumalanga MEC for Community Safety, Security Vusi Shongwe, is sending condolences to the bereaved families of the six men who were killed. He furthermore also wished those who were injured a speedy recovery.

    CALL FOR CAUTIOUS DRIVING TO AVOID THESE DEADLY CRASHES

    Shongwe once more reiterated a call for cautious driving to avoid these deadly crashes.

    “We are once again calling upon motorists to be extremely cautious, especially at night when visibility is reduced.”

    Vusi Shongwe
    Six men killed in HORROR accident in Mametlhake area
    What to do on an accident scene. Photo: Stock/Canva

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    WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT:

    1. Stop your car and stay at the scene
    2. Firstly, stop your vehicle and, in the interest of road safety, switch on your hazards to warn other drivers. Climb out of your car if it is safe to do so and check if anyone has been hurt. If you can, take pictures of the damage to all the vehicles involved in the incident.
    3. Help anyone who has been hurt
    4. While you can only be criminally charged for causing the accident and any resulting injuries. As a bystander, you have a moral obligation to help someone who has been hurt in a road accident. Help includes contacting an ambulance or rescue unit, even if the injuries do not appear to be serious. It’s critical that you don’t move the injured party and that you do not administer first aid unless you are qualified to do so.
    5. Get the details
    6. Record the information of everyone involved in the road accident, including personal details, vehicle registration numbers, tow-truck information, and insurance details. Take note of all road names, landmarks, intersections, and robots. You will have to draw a sketch and description of the accident on your police report and for insurance purposes.
    7. Report the accident
    8. Inform the police within 24 hours of the road accident. If the police come to the scene, don’t move anything until they say you may. Ensure that you get an Accident Report (AR) number, as this is needed for any insurance claim or third-party claim you may lodge.

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