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13 injured in KZN taxi crash

2012-08-04 10:03

Johannesburg - Thirteen people were injured when a taxi overturned on Caversham Road in Pinetown on Saturday, paramedics said.

The taxi had collided with a car, ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said.

"Paramedics assessed the patients and found that three people had suspected neck and back injuries while the remaining 10 patients had sustained minor to moderate injuries," he said.

The injured were taken to the St Mary's Hospital.

Comments
  • Mohsin Dhanchora - 2012-08-04 10:29

    y ppl dnt use buses? y they put their life in danger by using taxi?

  • kim.buren - 2012-08-04 10:32

    On the 22 of July this year, Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga was in shock with the Bus accident. So what has been put in place? Nothing.

  • Cavefacio - 2012-08-04 10:52

    I would really not even stand next to a taxi as they seem to just fall over by themselves.. Time after time one reads that "the taxi overturned"or "driver lost control". No one ever asks or determines WHY? It is a fact that that myopia prevalence amongst black people (who are the majority of taxi drivers) is about 5 -10%. I cannot for the life of me recall ever seeing a taxi driver wearing glasses. I have observed bald and under-inflated tyre. I have seen tyre sidewalls with damage as a result of driving over obstacles to stop were and when they want to. so it goes on and on. One needs to ask a question: How serious, determined and committed are we the "other road users", the taxi passengers and the government to stop this massacre? COSATU will scream high murder, strike, make speeches and pronouncements when one mine worker is killed for every day of the year. So where is the outrage about 30 people/day being killed on the roads? (Where are the statistics for the injured?) Taking emotion out of Farm killings , Boeremag members killing a person, Skierlik shooter killing black people etc. (despicable and un-justified as they are), and just looking at the shear numbers of breadwinners killed on SA roads, and it is clear that the obsolute mass murder taking place in our midst is ignored, because no political points can be scored. (Because it is black on black? And I am generalizing here) Is this what death has been boiled down to in South Africa?

      koos.meyer.52 - 2012-08-04 13:20

      It would appear when black does X on black it is acceptable to the ANC/Cosatu, but white on black and it's a huge issue. Very sad that the ANC is so RACIST. They care so little for poor black lives... as do COSATU...

  • hjohn.marquis - 2012-08-04 12:48

    Again. Why are we as the public not demanding a halt into the entire industry until the drivers and vehicles are tested. If this was any other profession it would have taken place already. The simple method would be some sort of electronic tech that if the vehicle is not passed or licensed, the driver not accredited the vehicle will simply not start. The tech is cheap and should be retro fitted all vehicles used to move passengers, full stop.

  • tdshezi - 2012-08-04 14:09

    As much as something needs to change in the attitude of drivers, particularly, public transport drivers, somethig has to change in th way in which the Department of Transport and its various agents respond to this carnage on our roads. It is clear that driver training needs to change, and the 'Arrive Alive' campaign is not working.

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