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Bad roads: Live-action video

2014-02-10 14:49

TALKING HEAD, CRASHING CARS: These two cars, one towing the other, flashed behind this North West official talking road safety as the SABC video rolled. Seconds later they were in a ditch. Image: YouTube

A public safety official was startled when two cars crashed behind him during a videoed interview in SABC TV news about the state of a North West Province road notorious for collisions.

The province's public safety portfolio committee chairman, Mahlakeng Mahlakeng, whistled as he turned around to see what had happened.

WATCH THE CRASH VIDEO

Mahlakeng said: "This guy [the driver], what is he doing?"

Before the high-speed crash involving one car towing another Mahlakeng told the SABC that the Lichtenburg-Koster road continued to be a problem.

"As we speak, the road continues to kill our people. The road continues to be more expensive... The last amount that we were given by the department was R220-million, that was spent already on this particular road." (Seeing the state of it, Wheels24 wonders where the money went?)

At that point a car towing another passes, skids, veers across the road with its load still under two, and almost disappears into a large ditch.

They narrowly miss a pedestrian, who had run to safety.

The SABC footage was posted on YouTube a short while later.

WHAT THE VIEWERS SAID:

Internet user Sbongiseni Mazibuko: "News worth watching..."

Another user, Fortune Mgwili-Sibanda: "This is too perfect, it couldn't have been staged."

Another person commented: "Classic."

A newsreader said nobody was been injured in the crash.
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