Cape Town - 140427 - Two men were killed and nine others injured when their station wagon collided with a tree on the M3 in Claremont, Western Cape this evening. ER24 paramedics arrived on scene in the suburban area and discovered a vehicle torn apart. Of its 11 occupants, two were already deceased when paramedics arrived, one was critically injured and the rest sustained serious to moderate injuries. All patients were transported to various hospitals in the area for urgent medical care. It is unclear what led to the collision and the necessary investigations are underway.

Cape Town - At least five people were killed in more than 60 road accidents in the city over the weekend.

Traffic spokesman Richard Coleman said the tally from Thursday until Sunday afternoon was 59 crashes in the city’s traffic control area.

Three people were killed, two of them pedestrians. Six people were seriously injured, and 39 slightly injured.

But the figures didn’t include an accident involving a station wagon in which two people died and nine were injured in Claremont on Sunday night, a head-on collision in which seven were injured in Bakoven on Monday morning, and a crash involving a taxi in which 14 were injured late on Monday afternoon.

The station wagon smashed into a tree on the M3; paramedics arrived to find the vehicle torn apart.

ER24 spokeswoman Luyanda Majija said 11 people were travelling in the car when it crashed, and all were flung from their seats.

Two men died before paramedics arrived.

One person was critically injured and eight more suffered injuries ranging from moderate to serious.

In the Bakoven accident on Monday morning, three people were seriously injured and four slightly hurt.

Late on Monday a taxi crashed into the wall of the SPCA in Grassy Park, injuring 14 people.

Traffic officers arrested 35 motorists for drunken driving in Khayelitsha, Wesbank, Atlantis, Bellville and Philippi East over the weekend.

Cape Argus