Johannesburg – One person has died after an accident on the M1 South in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning.
Two people are also in a critical condition in hospital after a taxi and a truck collided at around 7am.
Johannesburg Metro Police Department spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the driver of the taxi was transported to Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto.
Nine nurses who were on their way home from work occupied the vehicle.
Ahead of the move to level three traffic on the country’s roads is predictably increasing and with it expected fatalities.
“With more and more traffic on the road, it is about drivers now being more cautious,” Minnaar said.
“We don’t want accidents such as this to happen, we don’t want people losing their lives unnecessarily. Drivers must be cautious, when they overtake, they must make sure that it is safe to overtake. They must not speed because it is speed is one factor that contributes to accidents every time.”