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Five killed in Karoo accident

2011-12-21 12:16

Johannesburg - Five people were killed in a crash on the N1 between Laingsburg and Prince Albert Road in the Karoo on Wednesday, said Western Cape police.

"A minibus and a car collided head on around 03:30," said Captain Bernadine Steyn.

Steyn could not confirm earlier reports of a baby being killed in the crash.

"According to the officers on the scene a baby was not involved in the accident," said Steyn.

An 11-year-old girl travelling in the minibus and two men and two woman travelling in the car were killed, said Steyn.

Seventeen people were seriously injured and taken to hospital.

Comments
  • Bardy - 2011-12-21 12:31

    They should take all these mini-bus taxis off the road! So many innocent people are getting killed on a daily basis!

      John - 2011-12-21 19:18

      Ever heard of 'robotoids'? Most taxi drivers are robotoids...! THINK about it!

      George - 2011-12-26 10:34

      I heard that they recalled all the minibusses manufactured in the last ten years. the reason is that there is a problem with the nut behind the wheel.

  • Thobela - 2011-12-21 12:33

    Another taxi

  • Piet - 2011-12-21 12:40

    Always a taxi!

  • Dane - 2011-12-21 12:40

    Surprised?.........Yet another taxi involved! They are responsible for at least 70% of most accidents on our roads, But no official stats ever get released as to how many accidents they cause. What a completely unregulated industry

  • JudithNkwe - 2011-12-21 13:27

    Not again! This road needs patrolling 24/7 and the suicidal maniacs pulling off tit

      JudithNkwe - 2011-12-21 13:28

      Meant "it"

      George - 2011-12-26 10:37

      Judith They are not suicidal. They are murderers and that is it. They are simply disrespecting the rules of the road and as long as we have traffic cops that makes ten times more their salary through bribes this choas will continue.

  • ravind.harilal - 2011-12-21 14:07

    I HATE MINIBUS TAXIS !!!!! INNOCENT PEOPLE LOOSE THEIR LIVES BECAUSE OF THESE TAXI DRIVERS HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE ROAD AND OTHER ROAD USERS. THEY SHOULD ALL BE TAKEN OFF THE ROAD!!!!!!

  • Tersia - 2011-12-21 14:15

    Wat gaan aan met die Taxi's drywers gaan dit net oor die geld en voel niks vir mense se lewens ons kan net bid

  • Achmad - 2011-12-21 14:23

    We should not jump to conclusions - many taxi drivers are souless greedy jerks - however, the article does not indicate the cause of the crash. It's very sad that so many lives are lost on our roads. It is an indicment of our lax law enforcement and pathetic driving attitudes.

      Leon - 2011-12-21 19:25

      Seeing the word is taxi is enough...

  • Leon - 2011-12-21 19:22

    people always say "Pad van dood..." It has nothing to do with the road, but more monkies behing the wheel. And the cops jump out from behind a bush when I do 75 in a 60.....

  • Tracey-Lee - 2011-12-22 08:43

    Its always the innocent passengers that die,never the flippin arrogant taxi driver

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