14.1.2021 10:23 am
According to Herbst, the highway has been closed due to the horrific accident.
A mother was killed and a toddler seriously injured in an accident on the N2 highway, south bound, just before the eMdloti off-ramp in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday at about 1pm.
Many people died in car accidents across the country over the weekend, with adverse weather conditions exacerbating the already treacherous roads.
The cause of the accident is being investigated.
The only survivor from the Kombi, a 15-year-old boy, was found trapped in the vehicle, said ER24.
The bees allegedly attacked after the family drove over their hive.
The injured were treated on the scene and transported to nearby hospitals. The cause of the accident is unknown at this stage.
All the family members were found to be in good health.
The first body was retrieved at 22.23 and the second was retrieved around midnight.
The 19-year-old pregnant woman was being transported to hospital to deliver when a taxi collided with an ambulance.
Western Cape Department of Transport spokesperson Jandre Bakker said one woman died in the accident. Thirteen people were injured.
Operations in the affected section have been suspended in the interim.
It was suspected that slippery roads due to rainy weather might have caused the fatal pile-up.
The driver of one of the taxis – who was the only occupant of the vehicle – died, while six passengers and the driver of the other taxi were killed in the collision.
The RTMC says more than 3000 motorists have been arrested throughout the country for violating traffic regulation since the start of December.