ARTICLES RELATING TO ACCIDENTS

Truck driver dies in Durban crash

2014-10-29 11:20

A truck driver has died and his assistant was seriously injured in a collision between two heavy duty trucks in Durban, the KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services says.

RAF pays out record R22bn

2014-10-28 16:02

The Road Accident Fund has paid out over R22bn to crash survivors in the 2013/14 financial year, says chief executive Eugene Watson.

Tourists hurt as car overturns

2014-10-28 07:22

Two Chinese tourists have been injured after a vehicle they were travelling in overturned in Northdene, Durban.

North West government official killed in crash

2014-10-25 16:04

A North West local government department official has been killed in a car accident, the department says.

Truck company donates to Mpuma crash families

2014-10-25 06:00

A truck company has donated R120 000 to the families of 12 people who died in an accident, the Mpumalanga community Safety department says.

No bail for Alberton trucker - State

2014-10-22 17:59

It is in the interests of justice and motorists' safety that truck driver Isaac Maruding, accused of killing three people, stay behind bars, the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court has heard.

Alberton crash driver in court

2014-10-22 05:39

The driver of a truck that allegedly caused a multi-vehicle pile-up and killed four people on the N12 East near Alberton is expected to apply for bail in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court.

One killed, 14 injured in Golden Highway crash

2014-10-18 10:19

One person has been killed and 14 others were injured in a collision involving two cars and a minibus taxi on the Golden Highway in Vanderbijlpark.

Alberton crash truck driver a repeat offender

2014-10-16 21:47
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The driver of the truck that ploughed into almost 50 vehicles on the N12 East near Alberton was a repeat offender, the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court has heard.

Alberton driver has previous convictions

2014-10-16 15:54

The man arrested after the multiple-vehicle fatal crash on the N12 East near Alberton on the East Rand has previous convictions, the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court has been told.

Alberton crash driver to appear in court

2014-10-16 06:18

The driver of a truck which allegedly caused a multi-vehicle pile-up and killed four people on the N12 East near Alberton is expected to make his first appearance in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court.

N12 truck driver not arrested - cops

2014-10-15 13:27

The driver of the truck which allegedly caused a multi-vehicle pile-up and killed four people on the N12 East near Alberton in Gauteng has not arrested.

Alberton crash truck owner may be charged

2014-10-14 21:12
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The owner of the truck which ploughed into dozens of cars in Alberton will face the wrath of the law if it is found that his truck was faulty.

N12 Alberton crash shocking - Transport MEC

2014-10-14 14:27

The multi-vehicle accident on the N12 East in Alberton that claimed the lives of two people and injured numerous others was shocking, Gauteng transport MEC Ismail Vadi says.

Boy, 6, killed in Umlazi accident

2014-10-14 12:25

A 6-year-old boy has been killed after he was hit by a car on the Mangosuthu Highway in Umlaz, KwaZulu-Natal medical services says.

2 confirmed dead in Alberton accident

2014-10-14 09:46

Two people have been confirmed dead following a multi-vehicle accident on the N12 East near Voortrekker Road in Alberton, Ekurhuleni emergency services says.

Be careful near schools, W Cape asks motorists

2014-10-13 20:59

The Western Cape education department has called on drivers to be more vigilant on the roads, especially near schools.

15 in KZN dead from taxi crash, shootings

2014-10-13 15:32

KwaZulu-Natal police say the death toll from two shootings and a taxi crash in Ladysmith has climbed to 15.

Show respect, tolerance on roads - Peters

2014-10-13 09:02

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has sent her condolences to the families of the 14 people who were killed in two shootings and an accident in Ladysmith, urging tolerance and respect on public roads.

MEC dispatches team after KZN shoot-outs

2014-10-12 19:07

Community safety MEC Willie Mchunu has dispatched a team to look into the two shootings that left 14 people dead in Ladysmith at the weekend.

Five die in KZN accident

2014-10-11 22:45

KZN emergency medical services, as well as other paramedics, have helped several people after a crash involving three vehicles.

One dead in triple Marianhill crash

2014-10-08 10:12

One person died and four others have been injured in a collision that led to a second accident on the N3 near the Marianhill toll plaza in KwaZulu-Natal.

Harshly penalise minibus taxi driver - Peters

2014-10-06 10:59

The driver of the minibus taxi involved in an accident in which 11 people were killed in Mpumalanga must face harsh penalties, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says.

5 killed in head-on crash in Boksburg

2014-10-06 07:21

Five people have died and a woman is seriously injured after two cars collided head-on in Boksburg, according to Ekurhuleni emergency management services.

Car, minibus collide

2014-10-05 09:50

Four people have died and eight others were injured when a minibus and a car collided on the R102 near Mandini in KwaZulu-Natal.

 

Man dies as bakkie hits truck

2014-10-29 06:14

A man was killed and four other people were injured when a bakkie collided with a truck in Potchefstroom.

Girl, 9, killed in Durban accident

2014-10-28 11:16

A girl believed to be 9-years-old has been killed after she was hit by a vehicle on Malandela Road in KwaMashu, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services says.

3 killed in Vereeniging crash

2014-10-26 18:15

Three people have died and five people have been injured when a car collided with a transporter vehicle on the R59 near Vereeniging, paramedics say.

Pedestrians killed in 2 separate hit-and-run accidents

2014-10-25 11:15

Two pedestrians have been killed in separate hit-and-run accidents in Durban, paramedics say.

SA Olympian killed in car crash

2014-10-24 19:24
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South African middle distance runner Mbulaeni Mulaudzi has been killed in a car accident, according to reports.

Alberton truck driver a flight risk - State

2014-10-22 13:31

The driver of a truck that ploughed into early morning traffic in Alberton last week, killing three people, is a flight risk, the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court has heard.

RAF assists families after Alberton crash

2014-10-18 13:07

The Road Accident Fund has begun assisting the families of those affected by a multi-vehicle pile-up on the N12 near Alberton in Gauteng, which left four people dead.

W Cape man drives off cliff

2014-10-17 17:26

The NSRI says a man has died after he drove off a cliff between Bakoven and Oudekraal in the Western Cape.

N12 pileup: Truck driver's lawyers withdraw

2014-10-16 18:26

Lawyers for the driver of the truck that ploughed into almost 50 cars on the N12 East near Alberton, killing four, have withdrawn from the case.

N12 truck driver appears

2014-10-16 15:24

The truck driver who allegedly caused a multi-car pile-up on the N12 East near Alberton has appeared briefly in court.

N12 truck driver now in custody - cops

2014-10-15 13:42

The driver of the truck which allegedly caused a multi-vehicle pile-up and killed four people on the N12 East near Alberton in Gauteng has now been arrested.

Alberton pile-up no accident - MEC

2014-10-15 12:01
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The deadly multi-vehicle pile-up that occurred on the N12 East near Alberton should not be described as an accident, Gauteng transport MEC Ismail Vadi says.

More deaths in Alberton crash

2014-10-14 20:04

The death toll in the multi-vehicle crash in Alberton has risen to four after a truck's brakes apparently failed.

N12 blocked off after Alberton accident

2014-10-14 12:56

The Johannesburg metro police say the N12 East has been blocked off at the Comaro Street offramp after the multiple pile-up in Alberton.

Alberton crash: Brakes failure caused collision, says driver

2014-10-14 10:53
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The driver of the petrol tanker that crashed into scores of vehicles in Alberton, resulting in the death of two people, says his brakes "apparently failed", causing him to "collide with multiple vehicles".

20+ vehicles hit by tanker in Alberton

2014-10-14 09:17
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More than 20 vehicles have been hit by a petrol tanker which has gone out of control on the N12 in Alberton. The highway has been closed and motorists have been warned to use alternative routes.

Man dies in Cape Town crash

2014-10-13 15:32

Paramedics say a man has been killed after a truck overturned and collided with a bakkie on the N1 near the Old Oak Road bridge.

Man killed by train east of Jhb

2014-10-13 13:58

A man has been killed in Witpoortjie, east of Johannesburg, after he was hit by a train, paramedics say.

3 killed as car hits pylon, catches fire

2014-10-13 08:10

Three people have died after the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree and then an electrical pylon on the N14 and caught fire, Johannesburg metro police say.

Five people gunned down at KZN carwash

2014-10-12 17:48

Five people have been shot dead at a car wash in Ladysmith, after a shooting earlier in the day caused an accident that killed a further eight people, police say.

Jub Jub could be freed in two years - experts

2014-10-09 05:00

Hip hop singer Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and co-accused Themba Tshabalala could be eligible for parole in two years, after their murder conviction was overturned, experts say.

Boy, 5, hit by car in Germiston

2014-10-06 12:28

A 5-year-old boy has been critically injured after being hit by a car in Germiston on the east Rand, paramedics say.

North Cape crash kills 3, injures 6

2014-10-06 10:59

Three men have been killed and six people injured in an accident outside Upington, Northern Cape, paramedics say.

Taxi driver with fake licence arrested

2014-10-05 14:06

The taxi driver involved in a crash near Standerton which killed 11 people has been arrested for having a fake driver's licence.

Matriculant biker killed

2014-10-05 07:17

A matriculant died when his motorcycle crashed into a vehicle in Welgelegen in Limpopo, a day before his matric farewell,

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