Golden Highway accident that claimed 12 lives caused by driver who lost control

Twelve people were killed, including three children who are siblings, after a taxi collided with another vehicle on the R553 near Soweto.

Several other patients were found with injuries ranging from minor to critical. Picture: @ER24EMS/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo said preliminary investigations into Wednesday morning’s deadly crash on the Golden Highway revealed that one of the drivers lost control of the vehicle, causing the accident.

Twelve people were killed, including three children who were siblings, after a taxi collided with another vehicle on the R553 near Soweto.

Nine other people were recovering in hospital.

Mamabolo said the investigation into the deadly crash was under way.

“One of the drivers lost control of the vehicle causing the accident to happen and this is just alleged, subject to an investigation by the law enforcement agencies.”

The MEC visited the family of the deceased pupils who are all from Robertsham Primary School on Wednesday afternoon.