News24

2 die after crashing into steamroller

2012-04-22 14:25

Johannesburg - Two men died and two others were injured when their car collided with a steamroller on the M1 highway in Buccleuch, Johannesburg on Sunday morning, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said the driver of the Fiat Palio lost control of the car in a bend shortly after 01:00and crashed into the construction vehicle parked at the side of the road.

The two were declared dead on the scene.

The other two were taken to nearby hospitals.

Comments
  • Abdul - 2012-04-22 14:58

    Damn....when will we as drivers realise that safety is within our capabilities???Surely it was driver negligence that caused these deaths. Go take a look at the website wwwfatalmovesdotcom

  • brian.enslin - 2012-04-22 17:59

    Steamrollers went out of use in the 60's. Did this car go back in time?

      TSR01 - 2012-04-23 10:26

      It is called a steam roller because even though its gasoline-powered, the mechanical operation involves water being slowly run from above onto the surface of the roller, so that the freshly poured hot tar with gravel can cool and doesn't stick to the rolling drums - it thus leaves a trail of steam behind the rollers, giving it its name "steamroller".

  • nixstix - 2012-04-22 18:24

    This is so sad. I drove past there a lot last week. Condolences to the families affected.

      Noluthando - 2012-04-22 21:36

      I went to school with one of them, so sad he was only in grade 11 we will miss him

  • Blixum - 2012-04-22 23:11

    Steam roller? News24 must still be living in the dark ages. LOL

      TSR01 - 2012-04-23 09:57

      Last I heard, it is called a steam roller because even though its gasoline-powered, the mechanical operation involves water being slowly run from above onto the surface of the roller, so that the freshly poured hot tar with gravel can cool and doesn't stick to the rolling drums - it thus leaves a trail of steam behind the rollers, giving it its name "steamroller".

  • Q.Nogueira.Kems - 2012-04-23 09:05

    I know one of the boys that died, still in school, must be around the age of 18. Its sad!

  • D.P.Mogashoa - 2012-04-23 16:20

    I can not believe my friends are gone its really hard one of the men who died Fulofelo Sethagu i will so deeply miss him at skul today i was hoping to see you cum down the aisle and then i realised that he,s really gone and the other one who is in hospital Katlego Makhubele we praying for him.

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