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R399 turnoff investigated

A thorough investigation of the St Helena Bay turnoff on the R399 (Vredenburg-Velddrif Road) hopes to reduce serious collisions and fatalities in future.

After yet another road accident at this turnoff late on Tuesday afternoon, Des Paton, head of the provincial Traffic office in Vredenburg, told Weslander “we have requested that the engineering section investigate and come up with solutions on what they can do to make the intersection safer”.

Many fatal collisions have occurred at the St Helena Bay turnoff over the years, but luckily there were no injuries reported in Tuesday’s accident.

Captain Tania Helfrich, spokesperson for Vredenburg Police, also confirms the incident and says that no docket was opened except an accident report.

One of many fatal accidents at this dangerous intersection was a collision on 2 October last year when a truck collided with a bakkie. Two lives were lost. Another tragic collision in 2014 claimed the life of a mother who took her two young children on a fun road trip on that particular day. The woman, a paramedic by profession, died on impact after her vehicle rolled into the veld. The children in the back seat were injured, but have since recovered.

According to Paton he requested the investigation some time ago, but “it takes time, as all the necessary processes must be adhered to before we receive feedback”.

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