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Butterworth police appeal for help after unknown woman killed in accident

Mar 25, 2019
Butterworth police appeal for help after unknown woman killed in accident

Butterworth - Butterworth police are investigating a case of culpable homicide following an accident that happened over the weekend.

"It is alleged that an unknown woman was hit by a motor vehicle on Saturday, at about 07h00, along N2 road near Ndabakazi junction, Butterworth," described police spokesperson, Capt Jackson Manatha.

"The woman passed away at the scene. She has not yet been identified."

Capt Manatha said that Butterworth police are appealing to any family, who are looking for their female relative to contact them at 047 401 1124.

"The cause of the accident is not known but it is under the investigation of Butterworth Police detectives."

Road accident statistics for South Africa

In South Africa, approximately 1 million road accidents are reported per year.

As an example, the Eastern Cape recorded the third highest number of road fatalities and the second highest number of crashes over the December holidays, according to the preliminary Festive Season Road Safety report released by Transport Minister, Blade Nzimande, in January.

Nzimande said that authorities recorded 1 286 crashes and 1 612 fatalities.

Of this number, 195 fatalities and 238 crashes were recorded on Eastern Cape roads.

“At least 36 percent of people dying from road-related incidents this year were passengers. This in an increase from 34 percent recorded last year,” Nzimande added.

“Pedestrian fatalities have shown a two percent decrease from 37 percent last year to 35 percent this year, while driver fatalities remained at 27 percent and cyclists at two percent.”

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