Bus smash victim wants to sue for trauma

2011-04-05 00:00

ONE of the motorists involved in the accident believed to have been caused by an SA Roadlink driver on Saturday is considering suing the company.

Mike Tilston was driving out of town on Boshoff Street towards the mall when the accident happened and his grey VW Polo GTI was smashed by another car which was spun around by the bus.

He said a few seconds after he had moved off from the traffic lights, which had turned green, he heard a loud bang.

He suffered no major injuries in the accident. “My air bags went off and in a short time it was quiet. The driver was in the wrong because he was driving too fast on an incline coming into town. I’m considering legal action against the company for pain and trauma caused by the accident,” said Tilston.

Roadlink chief operations officer Joe Mushwana said they are working towards finding the cause of the accident. He said at this stage the driver himself is unable to explain how he lost control of the bus.

“Accidents do happen and unfortunately when they happen in most cases drivers fail to explain the cause. In this case the driver couldn’t even tell which vehicle he bumped into first but hopefully he will be able to make a full recollection of the event and explain,” said Mushwana.

The Witness reported yesterday that the bus driver had failed to produce his operating permit, an allegation which Mushwana disputed, saying that the permit was produced later at the scene.The SAPF Accident Unit is reconstructing the accident to ascertain its cause.

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