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Man dies after car hit by train

2012-05-10 07:26

Bloemfontein - A man was killed when a train hit his car at a level crossing in Ferreira, near Bloemfontein, on Wednesday evening, paramedics said.

"The vehicle was pushed approximately thirty metres from the initial point of impact before coming to rest at the track side," Netcare911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said.

The man was declared dead on the scene.

Comments
  • James - 2012-05-10 07:36

    R.I.P

  • Whispers4life - 2012-05-10 07:39

    Now this is when you ask for details of where were the boom gates and all other safety precautions, why did this man end up on the tracks with an on coming train. RIP

  • Tendy Nedombs - 2012-05-10 07:43

    He did not know that is only Mr Humphreys who survives level crossing, poor guy.

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2012-05-10 07:53

    All adverts of train smash involves only blacks.I hope they, by now knows this except if is hit other's

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-05-10 07:56

    Dn't we have signs in all our crossings in Mzansi. Man should'v been alive if he ws alert, RIP

  • elvis.sibuyi - 2012-05-10 08:33

    At kruger nation park or any game reserve in south africa animals hav got a right of way...same applies 2 the railways...mzansi let us respect our train,,its deadly..MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.

  • elvis.sibuyi - 2012-05-10 08:33

    At kruger nation park or any game reserve in south africa animals hav got a right of way...same applies 2 the railways...mzansi let us respect our train,,its deadly..MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.

  • CarmsLM - 2012-05-10 08:58

    @Leonardb1: Have you been to the accident site? Not? Most train crossings in our country is appalling with a complete lack of safety precautions. I know, as I had the misfortune of driving into a train 12 years ago. In the dark, coming from behind buildings and huge trees, with no chevron markings, no boomgates, no person warning traffic, no spotlights - blah, just THERE!!!! Hit the train at a 90degree angle with a Mazda Rustler bakkie at a speed of 70km/hour. Not fun, but thankfully I am still here. So before any of you judge, please just acquaint yourselves with the facts.

      Marion - 2012-05-10 11:18

      When I was young we lived on a farm that had a level crossing just down the road. At night it was virtually impossible to tell if there was a train across the tracks. As a result there were a number of accidents. Sympathy to family and friends and may he RIP.

  • malcolm.dale - 2012-05-10 09:07

    @Nosiphom - It is my experience that all level crossings I have ever encountered have a STOP sign post either side. So what is it that drivers don't understand about the STOP word? I am sorry that someone has had to lose their life in this way and my sympathy to the family - but as I have always said accidents don't just "happen" - they are caused! Also every driver is 100% responsible for actions whilst driving and to say that authorities must implement things that leave the driver 25% responsible is not right - as a driver you are responsible and must pay attention and concentrate 100% of the time!!

      CarmsLM - 2012-05-10 09:22

      Ever been to the industrial area in Welkom? Clearly not.

  • jacobszce - 2012-05-10 10:40

    RIP dear friend....you will be dearly missed by all of us, tragic news!!

  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-05-10 11:14

    I have a feeling that it was suicide.

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-10 12:15

      i find it interesting that it took so long for someone to consider this option. On the other hand I once read that most accidents involving trains were of cars hitting the train and not the other way round.

  • stanford.frost - 2012-05-10 11:50

    Let's all hope and pray not to resort to taking our lifes,may his soul rest in god's mercy

  • Marsha - 2012-05-25 19:38

    Leonardb1 - this stupid man / moron and chancer that you are talking about is my husband. Do you have your facts straight. it is a pity that you do not show your face on facebook. I think you are pathetic for just making a comment when you do not event know what happened. We are mourning the death of my husband and the children their father so how dare you even think of getting any satisfaction from your rude comment. Rather feel sorry for the fact that he was a sick man struggling with his health and a heartattack or stroke could be more than one of the reasons he had this accident. I pray for people like you. My husband was a hard working man with the best personality and was loved by thousands please in future rather keep your stupid mounth shut or I shall do it for you. You are heartless and I assume very arrogant and lonely!!!!!! Marsha wife of Charlie Horne RIP my love

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