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2 die, 8 hurt in Kempton Park crash

2012-02-17 10:08

Johannesburg - Two people died and eight others were injured in an accident on Pomona Road in Kempton Park on Friday, paramedics said.

The man and woman who died were driving a small bakkie which crashed into an overturned truck, ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said.

They were then rear-ended by another small bakkie.

"The driver of the truck said a mini-bus taxi turned in front of him causing him to lose control and overturn," said Banks.

The minibus taxi crashed into a fence injuring five passengers.

A man and woman in the bakkie that rear-ended the first bakkie were treated for neck and spine injuries.

The truck driver was treated for minor injuries, Banks said.

Comments
  • danie.theron - 2012-02-17 10:23

    Why wasn't I surprised when a taxi was mentioned....?

      hudds - 2012-02-17 11:40

      I hate the bastards.. get rid of them and introduce a reliabe bus system!! I dont care if its their livelihood.. they all deserve to be shot!!

  • Typersa - 2012-02-17 10:26

    And another taxi causing a huge accident. People will die until the Government steps in. And this will never happen as they get too much money from the taxi industry. So people will continue dying. But yeah, keep fining those speedsters they are causing all the accidents /sarcasm

      procold2 - 2012-02-17 11:00

      this is my question, they need to regulate this industry properly and fast

  • Wendy - 2012-02-17 10:45

    Taxis bosses should be sued every time they cause an accident ..

  • nhlenganem - 2012-02-17 10:48

    traffic ooficer shiould deal with the taxi drivers harshly.

      Samantha - 2012-02-17 13:51

      they dont, they wave at them and laugh while stopping the cars and letting their taxi driver friends go through the road block, (i was in a road block this morning and was shocked at how the cops just let the taxi's go through, even though they were just driving in the yellow lane and swerving in and out of traffic )

  • Albie Heidler - 2012-02-17 13:58

    I am one of the 2 ppl in the back bakkie. I agree with all of you that something has to be done about the taxi drivers coz it cost 3 little kids there mom and dad. I say thank you to er 24 and their staff for being so help full and kind.

  • Kathleen Lacey - 2012-02-17 18:24

    The 2 people that passed away in this accident were friends of mine!! The Government wants roads safer, lesser accidents / deaths on the road, yet they don't do anything to the damn taxi drivers!!!

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