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2 die in head-on collision

2012-01-07 14:45

Johannesburg - Two men were killed, and a woman and man were seriously injured, in a head-on collision on the Zuurfontein Road near Kempton Park, paramedics said on Saturday.

Late on Friday night, a car left the road and crashed through the grassed centre median before colliding with an oncoming car, Netcare911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said.

Two men in the same car were killed on impact.

A woman passenger and the driver of the other vehicle were seriously injured.

They were treated at the scene before being transported to hospital.

Comments
  • James - 2012-01-07 15:41

    Why do South Africans struggle to drive properly? I see pathetic driving all the time: tailgating, undertaking, swerving around speedbumps, clueless lane usage. The solution according to the cops? SPEED CAMERAS! Get off your KFC-fed fat asses and start doing some work. The situation on South African roads is desperate.

      Ettienne - 2012-01-07 16:32

      You are so right James. The authorities employ unqualified officers, overweight officers and so we can go on. It is time that this AA nonsense is stopped and that they employ people who firstly, KNOW THE NRTA, and then secondly have a NO EMPATHY attitude towards reckless motorists. They need to do far more concentrated law enforcement on moving violations. I remember when I was a Traffic Officer, we were THREE officers in the entire Pretoria Traffic Dept, that were really dedicated to getting drunk drivers and reckless drivers off our roads. The unfortunate part, was that the then Traffic Chief, who himself in fact rolled his own car whilst intoxicated, refused us to start a Drunk Driving and Reckless squad, using unmarked vehicles, specifically targeting these drivers. I think because he knew we would arrest him too. So it all starts at the top. I eventually resigned as I was not prepared to work in a department filled with corruption from the head down.

      Zander - 2012-01-07 16:59

      Dont really agree with this, accidents happen all over the world, you cant police every car on the road... it comes down to the drivers, happens in every country, only news24 that feels the need to write everyone into an article for more hits :)

      Vusi - 2012-01-08 19:26

      if you know the cause of the accident then i would say you have the right to blame the law enforcers but if not please go back to the drawing board and find out about the cause of the accident.

      Ettienne - 2012-01-09 08:10

      @ Vusi. It has absolutely nothing to do with going back to the drawing board. Causes of accidents: MOVING VIOLATIONS - NON-ROADWORTHY VEHICLES and of course, many roads which are in poor condition. Now with the two first comments I made, that is where LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS are to act. Unfortunately, many do, but the majority do NOT. Many reasons as to why they don't, such as bribes etc. In terms of poor roads, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, when noticing such, should be reporting it to the necessary departments, and the NDOT should be informed accordingly.

  • Ettienne - 2012-01-07 18:15

    @ Zander. You have valid points. However, if the authorities charge the transgressors of moving violations, things will improve. It is mostly due to MOVING violations that accidents are caused.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-01-09 05:50

    Wishes everyone would respect the road

  • Neo Santho - 2012-01-10 07:27

    I really pray justice be done to that evil man who took 2 young lives and if not, Karma hits back hard...a friend of my died and he ws only 20yrs old!!!!!I hope he neva sleeps again, when he closes his eyes he sees the 2young boys he killed who had their whole lives ahead!!!!

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