Pinetown crash driver to apply for bail

2013-10-16 08:38

A driver accused of killing 23 people when his truck crashed into four minibus taxis and two cars will apply for bail in the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court today.

Sanele Goodness May’s bail application was postponed earlier this month after his lawyer Louis Barnard said the defence “wanted some preliminary issues ironed out”.

On September 6, the truck May was driving hit four fully laden minibus taxis and two cars on the corner of Field’s Hill (M13) and Richmond Road in Pinetown shortly before 7pm.

Twenty-two people died on the scene, and another person died in hospital.

May was initially charged with culpable homicide, but this was later changed to 23 counts of murder and a charge of reckless or negligent driving.

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