ARTICLES RELATING TO CRASH

WCape shock tactics: MEC Grant responds

2014-10-23 13:00

Crash video, child pedestrian deaths map… the Western Cape has used shock tactics to tackle road safety. MEC Donald Grant spoke to Wheels24 about the province's safety goals...

N12 crash: Plea to 'keep driver in jail'

2014-10-23 08:10

'People who drive recklessly should be kept behind bars,' said prosecutor John Ntuli as truck driver Isaac Maruding, accused of killing three people in a huge crash in Alberton, bail application was heard at the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court.

Bianchi crash: Drivers want safer wet tyres

2014-10-17 09:38

Top F1 drivers are calling on Prirelli to improve its wet-weather tyres following Jules Bianchi's horror crash at the 2014 Japanese GP.

Readers respond: Bianchi crash

2014-10-07 06:33

Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi is on life-support in a hospital in Yokkaichi, not far from the Suzuka track where he crashed on Oct 5 2014. Wheels24 readers share their views on who was at fault.

Sleepless in Suzuka: F1 prays for Bianchi

2014-10-06 09:22

The Formula 1 world is holding its breath as Marussia driver Jules Bianchi fights for his life in hospital in Japan after crashing during the 2014 Japanese GP on Sunday.

Monster truck kills 3 at show - video

2014-09-30 07:29

Three people were killed and 18 injured when a monster truck careered into spectators during a show in The Netherlands.

Knysna 'rally' crash cripples spectators

2014-09-27 15:01

Two people were reported to have lost limbs when a Lamborghini being driven as part of the Rogue Rally crashed on September 25 on the road used for the Knysna Hill Climb.

Merc launches 'fast-rescue assist'

2014-09-12 13:31

Mercedes-Benz has an incredibly simple way of reducing the time it takes to extract occupants of a car at the scene of a crash - QR stickers. VIDEO

Mom OK's son's bike death video for safety

2014-09-08 12:17

A speeding biker, killed in a collision with a car on an English country road, videoed his ride - and his sudden, terrible, death. Now his mom has given permission for the video to be viewed.

Museum to fill Corvette-ruining sinkhole

2014-09-01 09:14

A huge sinkhole, that swallowed eight classic sports cars at the National Corvette Museum, will finally be filled. Sadly, five of the classic Corvette's could not be saved and will be on show in all their dented and wrecked glory.

10 phone numbers that could save your life

2014-08-28 11:46

Being in an emergency can be shocking and your ability to recall the correct emergency number could mean life or death. One of these 10 emergency numbers could save your life!

SA-bound new Outback, Legacy tops in safety

2014-08-22 09:02

Subaru's new SA-bound Outback and Legacy scooped the coveted 2014 Top Safety Pick plus award by the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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A shocking video shows a rider crashing into a car but, incredibly, his acrobatic skills allows him to escape unharmed - by landing onto the roof of a car!

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A driver fails miserably at parking and ends up smashing into another vehicle three times. Could this be the worst attempt at parking yet?

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Future cars must 'talk to each other'

2014-08-19 07:42

Future vehicles on US roads might be able to warn road users of potential danger and mitigate collisions as the Obama administration wants cars to be able to communicate with each other.

Nascar to drivers: 'Stay in your cars'

2014-08-18 08:28

Nascar has forbidden drivers from getting out of their cars during caution periods following an on-track fatality when three-times champion Tony Stewart struck another driver.

'SA drivers are aggressive and lawless'

2014-08-14 08:18

'South African drivers are inconsiderate, aggressive and basically lawless,' writes Wheels24 reader JANNIE SNYMAN who calls for SA to adopt a points-based driving system.

Stewart crash: 'No criminal behaviour'

2014-08-13 09:44

US authorities have found "no criminal behaviour" in race driver Tony Stewart's involvement the bizarre crash that led to the death of fellow driver Kevin Ward Jnr.

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Stupidity and inflated egos are often the main cause of road rage and avoidable crashes. Check out this bizarre crash!

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Stewart crash: Criminal charges not ruled out

2014-08-11 11:18

Former Nascar driver Tony Stewart is being investigated after he has hit and killed fellow racer Kevin Ward Jnr.

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Stupidity and inflated egos are often the main cause of road rage and avoidable crashes. Check out this bizarre crash!

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Holy smoke! Ford bakkie explodes and melts

2014-08-05 13:37

Two engineers escaped the flaming confines of a Ford Super Duty prototype. Check out our spy image gallery which shows the new Ford bursting in flames and melting in California's Death Valley desert!

Top 6 points on the Harties rider crash

2014-07-31 11:08

'Both bikers could have avoided this collision,' writes Wheels24 reader ROBERT CHANDLER who analysed the footage from the shocking video involving three bikers in a collision with a Mercedes.

VIDEO: 1 Harties crash, 3 bikers down

2014-07-30 15:00
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Three bikers crashed into a car near Hartbeespoort when a Mercedes driver swerved into their lane. Could the driver have avoided it or were the bikers going too fast? Watch the video!

Bad brake-disc theory in Lewis crash

2014-07-20 09:25

Mercedes names names and fingers are pointing at a famous brakemaker after Lewis Hamilton plunged off the Hockenheim track during qualifying for the 2014 F1 GP there on July 19 2014.

 

Bianchi: 'Recovery chances very small'

2014-10-23 08:59

Little has been heard in recent days about Jules Bianchi's condition since his crash at the 2014 Japanese F1 GP. An ex-F1 driver believes his 'chances of living without consequences are very small'.

Drunk driver blamed for Total CEO's plane crash

2014-10-21 15:35

Authorities are investigating a plane crash which killed the CEO of oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, at a Moscow airport. His private jet struck a snowplough, allegedly driven by a drunk driver, on takeoff.

Vadi says freeway smash 'not accident!'

2014-10-15 11:36

Gauteng transport MEC Ismail Vadi has said the deadly multi-vehicle pile-up near Alberton on Tuesday was "no accident".

Bianchi latest: On breathing life-support

2014-10-06 13:34

F1 driver Jules Bianchi remains "critical" and is breathing with the aid of a respirator at the Mie General Hospital in Yokkaichi, 10km from Suzuka track where he crashed on Sunday.

Cops suspended for fatal hit-and-run

2014-10-03 08:55

Two Eastern Cape police officers have been suspended for allegedly killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run. The victim was reportedly walking on the pavement!

Pay-day weekend takes grim toll in SA

2014-09-29 09:07

13 killed, 26 hurt in a crash near Hartswater, 21 killed in Western Cape... The September 2014 'pay-day weekend' took a grim toll on our roads and the WCape government tweeted: 'WC roads in 2014 = 4 x Marikana so far.'

English biker dead in wrong-way US crash

2014-09-26 08:20

Driving in a foreign country often leads to confusion... a motorcyclist from England was killed in a crash while driving on the left - the US, like Europe, drives on the right side of the road.

Mom OK's son's bike death video for safety

2014-09-09 13:00

A speeding biker, killed in a collision with a car on an English country road, videoed his ride - and his sudden, terrible, death. Now his mom has given permission for the video to be viewed.

10 phone numbers that could save your life

2014-09-03 07:00

Being in an emergency can be shocking and your ability to recall the correct emergency number could mean life or death. One of these 10 emergency numbers could save your life!

Lauda to Merc duo: 'Team comes first'

2014-09-01 09:14

Mercedes team boss Niki Lauda has told feuding drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton they can do as they want - but the team stays top in the title races.

VIDEO UPDATE Rosberg: 'My version is different'

2014-08-26 07:18

The Mercedes star wars continues as Nico Rosberg says his version of the crash during the Belgium GP is different - but he'll keep his quarrels internal.

Watch out! Top 10 car insurance pitfalls

2014-08-22 08:33

Does your policy cover hail damage? Are penalties imposed for young drivers? A survey found that 27% of drivers actually read the terms and conditions of their insurance policy in full. Avoid potential disaster with our top 10 guide to insurance pitfalls.

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A shocking video shows a rider crashing into a car but, incredibly, his acrobatic skills allows him to escape unharmed - by landing onto the roof of a car!

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A driver fails miserably at parking and ends up smashing into another vehicle three times. Could this be the worst attempt at parking yet?

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SA road carnage: ‘More than lip service needed’

2014-08-18 09:10

'Her words are not being backed up with sufficient action,' writes Western Cape MEC Donald Grant, in response to National transport minister Dipuo Peters' call to curb road deaths in South Africa .

Killed driver's dad lashes out at Stewart

2014-08-14 08:28

Kevin Ward Snr, the father of the driver Tony Stewart killed on August 9, has blamed the Nascar legend for the tragic death of his son.

Horror crash: Car flips, slides along road

2014-08-13 10:13

A dash-cam captured the moment a silver hatchback is struck by a sedan at a traffic intersection causing it to flip and slide down a road in Russian. Watch the terrifying crash!

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Stupidity and inflated egos are often the main cause of road rage and avoidable crashes. Check out this bizarre crash!

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Stewart awaits probe into accident

2014-08-12 07:54

Nascar veteran Tony Stewart is grieving over the crash in which he ran down and killed fellow driver, Kevin Warn Jnr, on August 9 in New York.

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Stupidity and inflated egos are often the main cause of road rage and avoidable crashes. Check out this bizarre crash!

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Pinetown crash: Driver considers plea bargain

2014-08-06 08:05

A Swazi national, whose truck crashed into four minibus taxis killing 24 people, may consider a plea bargain.

Whoops! BMW M5 'taxi' crashes at the 'Ring

2014-08-04 10:13

The BMW M5 'ring taxi' has been involved in yet another crash at the Nurburgring in Germany. Is this perhaps a drift attempt gone wrong?

Bikers respond to 3-into-1 Harties crash

2014-07-31 08:21

On Wednesday, Wheels24 reported on and showed you a video of three bikers in a collision with a Mercedes. The response from our readers has been astounding...

French highway horror: Five kids killed

2014-07-23 09:25

Five children aged 10 to 12 and the driver of a minibus were killed in a head-on collision on Tuesday when the vehicle crashed into a truck in central France.

Lambo in limbo after valet rams wall

2014-07-10 13:52

A valet has crashed a hotel guest’s 'borrowed' Lamborghini Gallardo into a concrete wall in New Delhi, India. The damage? The costly equivalent of R3.6-million. Ouch!

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