Carnage continues on SA roads

Four people died in an accident between Laingsburg and Beaufort West on Sunday morning.

A road accident on the N1 between Laingsburg and Beaufort West claimed four lives on 16 December 2012. Picture: Graeme Raubenheimer/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The holiday road carnage continued on Sunday morning as more people lost their lives in road accidents across South Africa.

The latest incident saw four people, including a pregnant woman, die in an accident on the so-called "road of death" between Laingsburg and Beaufort West.

The N1 was free flowing again on Sunday morning after dozens of vehicles came to a standstill while officials cleared the accident scene.

Both vehicles were written off.

Curious onlookers watched in disbelief as forensic pathologists removed the four white body bags from the scene.

One woman has been airlifted to the George Hospital and is in a serious condition.

Speaking to Eyewitness News, one Cape Town motorist said she narrowly escaped the accident.

She described how a victim hit the roof of her car after being ejected from the vehicle.

In Johannesburg, two people were killed and five others seriously injured following a collision on the N12 near Benoni on Gauteng's East Rand.

ER24's Derrick Banks said, "Unfortunately two people from the one car had already passed away due to the injuries they had sustained in the accident. One [of the victims] was female and one was a male.

"The other occupants in the car and the driver of the other vehicle were treated for neck and back injuries."