Traffic officials urge motorists to drive carefully

At least twelve people have been killed in separate road accidents across the country today.

Two women were killed  in the Free State after a car with seven occupants overturned. Picture: Twitter @Netcare911_sa.

CAPE TOWN – Traffic officials are urging motorists who are rushing to their holiday destinations not to drive recklessly as there have been several fatalities in crashes countrywide today.

Ten people were killed after a taxi and a bakkie collided in the Free State this morning.

In Pretoria three people died and several others were injured when a taxi overturned on the Mabopane highway.

In another incident in the Free State two women were killed after a car with seven occupants overturned.

Netcare 911's Chris Botha says a mother and her son were also critically injured.

“When we arrived we found that people were still trapped inside. Two females died after sustaining injuries.”