11 killed in WC long weekend road accidents

In one incident, 5 adults & 2 children were killed when the driver lost control of a vehicle near Montagu.

Seven people died in an accident near Montagu on 20 March 2016. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape traffic officials say at least eleven people have been killed on the province's roads since the start of the long weekend.

This despite a beefed up road safety plan launched in the run-up to the Easter weekend.

Law enforcement officials are teaming up with traffic officers to carry out blitzes in areas that are notorious for serious crashes.

Parts of the N7, the N1 and N2 have been identified as high risk zones.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says five adults and two children were killed when the driver lost control of the vehicle they were travelling in outside Montagu yesterday afternoon.

An elderly man and a child who survived the crash remain in a serious condition in hospital.

Africa his urging motorists not to speed or drink and drive.

"Do not take unnecessary chances."

The Easter Safety Campaign also aims to nab motorists transporting illegal goods like drugs, abalone and unlicensed firearms.