STEELPOORT

A driver and a passenger survived a brush with death when a construction bakkie plummeted into a bridge in Steelpoort.

The incident occurred on the R555 at about 15:00 on Tuesday afternoon.

The survivors were rushed to the nearby Dilokong Hospital.

According to eyewitnesses, the driver lost control of the bakkie a (Toyota Hilux) before it veered off the road and fell into the bridge.

The bakkie had a trailer on, and it was also loaded with building materials that included cements and fence.

Only one vehicle was involved in the incident.

Burgersfort SAPS and Emergency Medical Services rushed to the scene, to assist the injured.

The SAPS at the scene also acknowledged to Sekhukhune Times that there has been increase in accidents Tubatse.

They urged motorists to be cautious and to abide by the road rules.

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