Black Friday start to of festive season

2017-11-29 06:01
The section of wall that was demolished by this taxi in Durban Street last Friday.

The section of wall that was demolished by this taxi in Durban Street last Friday.

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IT certainly was a Black Friday to the “drive safety” campaign - two people were killed and six injured in two separate accidents last Friday morning.

Just before 10am residents in the upper part of Durban Street heard the screeching of brakes, and then a huge bang.

A taxi coming down Durban Street had ignored Mark Drury, the driver in front of him, who was signalling to turn right into a driveway.

Having t-boned the other vehicle the taxi struck and demolished a section of the brick boundary wall, missing a tree by a fraction, before coming to halt.

Witnesses state that the screeching of the brakes was very loud - skid marks could be seen - fortunately, no oncoming traffic was hit.

The Greytown Gazette was told by several witnesses that when they went to assist Mark, the right indicator was still flashing.

Miraculously there were no really serious injuries in either vehicle, but several of the eight taxi passengers and Mark were bruised and very shaken up.

Shortly after this incident, a driver­ of a bakkie lost control of the vehicle, which left the road and rolled.

Two people died in this accident on the Greytown/Muden road on the town side of the lake turn- off.

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