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Pedestrians hit by taxi, run over by truck

2011-10-29 10:03

Pietermaritzburg - Two pedestrians were killed and another was seriously injured by a minibus taxi outside Dalton near Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal paramedics said on Saturday.

The taxi apparently knocked down the three as they were about to cross the road on Friday evening, ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said.

A sugarcane truck then drove over two of the pedestrians.

The third pedestrian was found just off the road.

Banks said two taxi commuters were treated for minor injuries.

Comments
  • Levett - 2011-10-29 10:49

    Why were the pedestrians in front of a taxi? I just don't get it.

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  • Brett - 2011-10-29 11:00

    A lack of knowledge in there brains about road safety anyway I feel sorry for there family's. R.I.P

  • Jonathon - 2011-10-29 11:06

    This doesn't suprise me. Pedestrians in this country are terrible. I can't count how many I nearly run over that cross in stupid places without checking the road properly. In the UK you cross at the wrong place and its a fine for you...

  • GARBADGEDAY - 2011-10-29 11:30

    combo of death on wheels and never checking where they drive taxi and people walking across the road without looking. We almost it a woman coming from nowhere not even trying to look where she is walking.

  • goldwright - 2011-10-29 16:40

    Countless times I have had close calls to avoid pedestrians who probably think they will never get hit, and maybe odds are they won't because (they know it) a decent law abiding citizen with respect for life will do whatever they can not to hit, thus injure or kill someone, but most taxi drivers have different mentalities to the rest of us normal people. Rule of the road, look left, look right and look left again - make absolutely sure it's safe to cross, but who knows how people think sometimes, I wasn't there after all, but we all speculate don't we......

  • mjvandersandt - 2011-10-30 09:14

    The Krugersdorp - PTA highway is a perfect example of accidents waiting to happen due to idiotic pedestrians.

  • HendrikAfrika - 2011-10-30 13:26

    I can understand that pedestrians are at risk in this country. They should be walking (or even jogging) on the SIDEWALKS but they dont. There is a good reason for that, and it is because in residential areas (especcialy the more affluent areas) the house owners add the sidewalkto their gardens. The have all kind of plants their, even rock gardens. trees, not the normal muncipality type of trees, but fancy trees forming part of their sidewalk 'gardens'. In my neighbourhood there is a lot of houses, two of them ex mayors from the old era, where it is impossible to walk so we have to walk/run in the street. I appreciate people enhancing the area with a few plants etc but these gardens is way out of line.

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