Media Alert: Update on N1 Accident | Western Cape Government


Media Alert: Update on N1 Accident

20 November 2011

Nineteen people lost their lives and 17 were hospitalised on Tuesday, 15 November 2011, as a result of an accident between two minibus taxis and a truck near Prins Albert on the N1. To date, two of the 17 patients are still in hospital. One of the patients, a female, is stable and recovering at George Hospital. The other patient, a 60-year-old female, is still ventilated but stable and in a satisfactory condition at Tygerberg Hospital.

All autopsies have been completed and 19 bodies have been positively identified. To date, five bodies have been handed over to their families.

Media Enquiries: 

Nadia Ferreira
Principal Communications Officer
Eden District
Tel: 044 803 2725
Cell: 076 379 5423

Laticia Pienaar
Principal Communications Officer
Tygerberg Hospital
Tel: 021 938 5454
Cell: 073 464 2034

Zolani Zenzile
Principal Communications Officer
Forensic Pathology Services
Tel: 021 928 1509
Cell: 078 519 3636