The Video Of A South African Actor Being Flung Out Of His Convertible Car On Sunday Has Gone Viral. As We Head Into The Festive Period We Urge You To Drive To Stay Alive!
The video of a talented Cape Town actor being flung out of his convertible car as it attempted to overtake another car on the N2 in Cape Town has gone viral. Thabang Sidloyi, 27 year old actor from Gugulethu was best known for his starring role in the Irish/South African feature film The Good Man. It is believed that he was a passenger in his car which was being driven by a friend when it collided with a barrier and he was thrown out.
Sidloyi, who was one of four passengers in the car, was the only one to have died from the accident. The other three people were treated at the Grooete Schuur hospital, with two being treated for minor injuries and one still recovering. Sidloyi, had not died immediately and was only declared dead a few hours after the accident.
Sidloyi, had gone to visit his mother in Gugulethu before the accident, however, she was not home. His mother, Cikizwa Sidloyi said, “I’m scared. Maybe if I was home when he came to visit I could have stopped him from going out. Maybe I could’ve prevented this from happening.” She also said, “Death was not for him, Thabang loved life.”
A Seatbelt Could Have Saved Thabang
Upon watching the video, it is evident that Thabang was thrown out of the car after it clips a Kia Picanto and slams into a concrete barrier. It is believed that he was not wearing a seatbelt. Provincial transport MEC for Cape Town, Donald Grant said, “Early indications suggest that Sidloyi may have not been buckled up in the vehicle at the time of the crash. This is too often the case in a country with low compliance levels when it comes to restraints.”
He further went on to say that road deaths were avoidable by responsible road use. Excessive speeds, alcohol consumption and lack of wearing a seatbelt still remain the biggest causes of death from road accidents.
Kwa-Zulu Natal, which sees the highest number of out of town visitors over the festive season, usually records the highest number of accidents and fatalities on the road. The province therefor adapts a strict zero tolerance policy on the roads.
Stringent and strict enforcement of traffic laws over this period can be expected. Those breaking the traffic laws during this period, especially speedsters and drunk drivers will face the maximum penalties for their actions. Drivers are advised to be extra cautious and vigilant especially as we enter the festive period.
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