Spokesperson for the Department of Transport Khuselwa Rantjie says it is believed that the collision occurred when the ambulance swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid cattle in the road.
Transport Department spokesperson Khuselwa Rantjie says it is believed that the collision occurred when the ambulance swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid cattle in the road.


Four people died and three others were injured when an ambulance and a sedan collided head on the R72 between East London and Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape on Friday night.

Transport Department spokesperson Khuselwa Rantjie says it is believed that the collision occurred when the ambulance swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid cattle in the road.

“Four occupants of the sedan were declared dead on the scene including the driver. One occupant sustained critical injuries. The ambulance driver was trapped and his assistant sustained slight injuries.”

Rantjie says, “The R72 is one of the deadly roads in the province with stray animals contributing to high accidents. We are saddened by the loss of life on our roads and we want to appeal to livestock owners to take responsibility for their livestock. We’d like to make an appeal to motorists to take extra care when using this road.”