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4 killed as taxi collides with truck

2012-08-08 14:32

Johannesburg - Four people died on Wednesday when their taxi collided with a truck on the R28 in Randfontein, on the West Rand, paramedics said.

Two men were found dead a few metres from the crash, and two others were trapped in the vehicle, ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said.

Two of the passengers, one of them a pregnant woman, were seriously injured. The woman was airlifted to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

The truck driver was unharmed. The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

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Comments
  • rupert.vansittert - 2012-08-08 15:27

    High\r\nImpact\r\nAfrican\r\nCulling\r\nEquipment\r\n\r\nThat's what HI ACE stands for... GET MINIBUS TAXIS OFF THE ROADS - its a senseless waste of innocent lives.

      kala.bafazi - 2012-08-08 16:40

      High\r\nImpact\r\nAfrican\r\nCulling\r\nEquipment\r\n\r\n What the hell is that all about?

  • Desilusionada - 2012-08-08 15:52

    Why is Cosatu not up in arms about another 4 voters dead? They scream blue murder at "bloated plutocrats" who "exploit the working masses" and "got rich on the back of the poor blacks", when a mine worker is killed. But when poor taxi passengers are murdered on a daily basis there is just a deafening silence. These are the same people who are in bed with the Communist Party, who preach socialism. Surely the poor workers then need to be protected from being exploited to the point where they loose their lives on a daily basis? We cannot campaign for taxi's to be removed from the roads for logistical and economical reasons. We CAN campaign for visual policing, regular driver tests and enforcement etc. All the things that are necessary for safe driving/transportation environment. But should we consider that political and economic expediency exhibited by those who can make a difference, weigh more than human lives??

  • sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-08-08 15:58

    R.I.P people and please be careful on the roads .............Taxi drivers are not interested in the people they carry only in getting more and more people for more money.

      Intelligent Choice - 2012-08-08 17:30

      How can the dead people be careful?

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