Taxi on wrong side of road hits bus

2011-09-23 11:33
Johannesburg - One person was killed and 12 people were injured in a crash between a minibus taxi and a bus on Brickfield Road in Spruitview Gauteng on Friday, said Ekurhuleni Metro police.

"A man in his 50s was declared dead at the scene by medical experts," said spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng.

The taxi was driving on the wrong side of the road when it collided with the bus at around 05:40, said Mokheseng.

"Twelve male and female taxi passengers, between the ages of 30 and 59, were rushed to the Natalspruit hospital."

The 31-year-old male taxi driver was arrested for reckless and negligent driving.

Neither the taxi driver nor the bus driver were injured.

"A case of culpable homicide has been registered at the Katlehong police station."

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