Three killed in mystery crash

2015-11-04 12:38
THIS taxi was involved in the accident in which three people had died. Photo: Supplied

THIS taxi was involved in the accident in which three people had died. Photo: Supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THREE people died on the R385 road, about 15 km from Postmasburg, when the taxi they travelled in collided with an unknown vehicle.

The taxi, a blue VW kombi, was travelling from Beeshoek en-route to Olifantshoek when it allegedly was in a collision with another vehicle on Friday (30/10) morning.

Indications are that the taxi collided with a truck.

However, no other vehicle was to be found on the scene.

According to Lt. Sergio Kock, the male driver of the kombi was travelling on the Olifantshoek gravel road.

His passengers were one male and two females.

According to Netcare 911 paramedics, they received a call regarding the accident at around 06:00.

When the paramedics and the emergency services arrived at the scene they found the crumpled remains of the taxi on the roadway with the injured still trapped in the wreckage.

“After the injured person had been triaged, medics found that the three other persons died due to the extensive injuries that they had sustained.

“The person who survived had been in a serious condition,” stated Chris Botha of Netcare 911.

Kock said the survivor was a female passenger who was transported to the Postmasburg hospital for medical attention.

A case of culpable homicide was opened.

The police in Postmasburg requested that anyone with information regarding the accident, must please forward it to them.

More information on the accident can be forwarded to Det. Const. Bongani Landu on 073-253-1306.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.