28 injured in Durban accident

2010-11-29 08:13

Durban - More than 20 people were injured when a minibus taxi overturned on the N2 highway in Amanzimtoti, outside Durban, paramedics said on Monday.

"It is believed that a taxi smashed into the back of another taxi, resulting in one overturning, last night [Sunday]," said Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

He said 28 people were injured.

They were stabilised on the scene and taken to Prince Mshiyeni Hospital.

Police were investigating the cause of the accident, Botha said.

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  • BT - 2010-11-29 09:12

    I find it so strange that the ANC/ANCYL always make so much noise whenever there is a mining accident. They are so quick to place all the blame on the mining houses, to the extent that they wantt one to believe that mining could be done on a 100% accident or fatility free basis. Yet we have taxis and buses causing absolute carnage on our roads on a daily basis. These vehicles, however, continue to sow their "seeds of death" with impunity. If they are really serious about making people's lives safer, then surely they should clamp down on these taxis. I am willing to bet the vast majority are not roadworthy, and the drivers do not have valid licences? Amazing what a bit of bribery and corruption can do.

      MasterMind - 2010-11-29 09:23

      Sheesh BT - that is the problem with the ANCYL_PF, whenever there is a white person involved in management, there is a huge outcry, but it is fine for them to kill their own kind, just look at the safety on Aurora mine, if they had to dig a bit deeper, a whole new world would be uncovered in abuses and flouting all safety regulations, and now it is Brad's fault for wanting to do his job and keep illegal miners out !!!!!

  • MasterMind - 2010-11-29 09:20

    Our schools have been using minibus taxis for decades - very safely in fact with an impeccable track record of very little injuries, I am sure. The problem is not the vehicles at all, it is the dooses behind the wheel of these Hi Impact African Culling Equipment (HIACE). Time to change the way these @ssholes think - oops sorry can't think, mostly drunk of smoked up !!! Just look at the eyes of most taxi drivers, it will tell you a story !!!

  • BigMoose - 2010-11-29 09:26

    Where's COSATU with its lame logo, "An injury to one is an injury to all" when the wekkers are getting killed and maimed in taxi accidents on a daily basis? Well said, BT.

      Made_In_SA - 2010-11-29 09:45

      LOL well I think the slogan applies here , all 28 were injured through just one idiot...

  • ArtGee - 2010-11-29 09:56

    I say LET THEM GO AHEAD!!! No skin off my face (no pun intended) Taxi's in South Africa should be INSPECTED FOR ROADWORTHINESS TWICE a YEAR, or SCRAPPED! No wonder the Road Accident Fund is BANKRUPT!!!! Of the 28 injured, 20 WILL be claiming from the R.A.F., all because of ONE D OOS!

  • Wimpyburger - 2010-11-29 12:55

    HI-ACE. Hi Impact African Culling Experiment. With the taxidrivers as project managers, this experiment is doing extremely well.

  • mrcrusher9 - 2010-12-08 07:58


  • pieterdutoit47 - 2010-12-26 23:45

    Toyota South Africa established that ALL taxi accidents are caused by the nut holding the steering wheel.

      pieterdutoit47 - 2010-12-26 23:46

      M.a.w. die moer wat die stuurwiel vashou.

  • SkippyR - 2011-01-02 13:24

    When are people in SA going to start taking action to hold people (specially politicians) accountable for their actions?

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