CT sees another tragic weekend of carnage

Western Cape authorities says alcohol & speeding have contributed to the high number of fatalities.

Four people were killed in a head-on collision between several taxis between Laingsburg and Prince Albert on the N1 Highway on Monday 20 December 2015. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape traffic officials say it's been yet another deadly festive season weekend on the province's roads.

At least 19 people lost their lives in crashes across the province over the past 48 hours.

Last weekend more than 20 people were killed in crashes on Western Cape roads.

In the latest incident, four people have been killed in a head-on collision between several taxis between Laingsburg and Prince Albert on the N1 Highway.

Traffic authorities say the death toll from road carnage in the Western Cape now stands at 19.

Africa says, "Four people lost their lives in this gruesome accident; the driver of one of the taxis, two women and a five-year-old child."

In yet another, three passengers were killed when their driver lost control of his taxi between Bot River and Caledon, also on the N2 Highway.

Three people died in a crash in Khayelitsha while a pedestrian was knocked over in Lingelethu on Friday.

Another pedestrian died on the scene after being knocked over in Knysna over the weekend.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says alcohol and speeding have contributed to the high number of fatalities over the past two weekends.