A terrible accident in Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal has injured and killed a lot of people right after a truck crashed into at more than 5other cars, 8 people died while 32 were injured in the crash.
The 48-year-old truck driver was drunk during the crash and he has been arrested.He is to be chargedwith drunk driving and culpable homicide.A blood test was done, the results have given a clearer explanation to whythe driver lost control of the vehicle.
"The paramedics from the public and private sector worked together to treat the injured victims, many of whom sustained serious and critical injuries," said spokesperson Robert McKenzie, for the KZN Emergency Medical Service
South Africa had a decreased inaccidents during level 5 and 4 of the lockdowns as president Cyril Ramaphosa announced to put a stop in the sells to limit movement of individuals during the lockdown.
With at least 2 weeks since the opening of alcohol sells, South Africa has experienced a number of disturbing accidents.
KZN Transport MEC Bheki Ntuli visited the scene of the accident and was briefed by the police about their findings regarding the accident.
"I was appalled when I learnt that the truck driver is suspected to have been driving under the influence of alcohol which could be the cause of this ghastly accident that resulted in eight fatalities," Said Transport MEC.
He also added, "Alcohol has contributed immensely to bad driver behaviour which leads to traffic violations, road crashes and the increasing road death toll. The blatant disregard for the rules of the road is to blame for the deaths of many breadwinners on our roads, which is a huge cost to the economy."
The lockdown regulations stated that individual should consume alcohol in the comfort of their homes, these are some of the results our government wishes to prevent during this time when we are faced with the pandemic. Be safe and stay at home.