14 hurt after taxi overturns

2012-11-24 21:40

Johannesburg - Fourteen people were injured, two seriously, after the taxi they were travelling in overturned in Tongaat in KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics said on Saturday.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said the taxi was travelling down a steep hill on the R614 when the driver lost control and it rolled several times.

The injured were stabilised on the scene and then taken to various hospitals.

  • Tim - 2012-11-24 21:53


      koos.meyer.52 - 2012-11-25 15:43

      And the MINIBUS TAXI INDUSTRY pay ZERO Income Tax in SA - well done Pravin, great job you are doing!!!

  • furlong.lubisi.7 - 2012-11-24 22:03

    If its not a taxi its a Patco bus. When will South Africa going to improve the transport systems?

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-11-24 22:16

    my only fear is that on this coming festive season we are going to lose more familly members,friends and relatives on road accidents as usualy and my question its gona be the majority of africans why its because mybe we are lacking some certain kind of intelligents or we are just iherited negligence GOD help us this time around.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-11-24 22:42

      speak for yourself if you and your brothers abo magezempompini lack intelligence, and stop thinking we are all like you

      mthetheleli.ntshobololo.1 - 2012-11-24 23:34

      Mara Lwandle, where do you come from??? you are so dumb to suggest that africans lack intelligence, did you even think b4 writing that garbage???

      liam.doherty.334 - 2012-11-25 04:52

      Try basic driver road awareness, vehicle roadworthyness and a driving licence usually helps.....from all road users.

  • reine.marais - 2012-11-24 22:31

    Umm.. 14 people in a taxi sounds like quite a lot, including the driver. As I recall, there are three rows of seats, including the driver, which would make legal room for nine, or maybe 11 at a push?

      nkuli.gcanga - 2012-11-24 23:09

      Taxis from the dealership are certified to carry 13 pax. These stupid zulu taxi owners add 3 more seats and you find 16 pax in the taxi! They damn greedy! They damn selfish!

      john.ferreira.1213 - 2012-11-25 07:35

      Reine you forgot to mention the ones that sit on roof rack and the driver using a vice grip in the place of a steering wheel.

      Sibusiso - 2012-11-25 08:35

      Nkuli my brothe/sister,Africa is a mess that it is today largely due to tribalism/ethniccity.This is a cancer that was exploited to the fullest by colonialists and it worked well far beyond their dreams ,and u are proof of that!

  • Darren Whitticom - 2012-11-24 22:32

    nation wide,im sure taxis are responsible for massive death tolls on our roads....

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-11-24 22:41

      Now you seem to have recovered from being an s'ole

      fussed.anderson - 2012-11-25 08:27

      Darren, You seem to have a stalker or a following

  • Luvo Breakfast - 2012-11-24 22:32

    Their vehicles are unroad worthy,most of them do not have driving licences and no matter where you go,they all drive so reckless like they'v been tought by the same person.These people dont take inconsideration the passangers they are carrying.That they too have families to go back to but funny enough a taxi will be speeding with 16 passangers and not even 1 of them will speak up and try put a stop to it untill they find themselves in hospitals or wheelchairs

  • isabel.ashe.7 - 2012-11-24 23:02

    People dont say anything to TAXI drivers because they are Scared of them. If they do say something, they are told to get off the TAXI AND THEY DONT GET THERE MONEY BACK.. TIME FOR THE INJURED TO SUE THE TAXI COMPANY....BIG TIME.....

  • nkuli.gcanga - 2012-11-24 23:18

    Our air transport sucks! Our trail transport sucks! Taxis suck! Buses suck! Man South Africa sucks!

      fussed.anderson - 2012-11-25 08:29

      Come on bus and taxis, I'm waiting

      furlong.lubisi.7 - 2012-11-25 14:53

      @nkuli.gcanga. do you also suck?

  • fatalmovesteam.fatalmovesteam - 2012-11-25 06:22

    Once again, public transport...Should not the passengers begin to stand up against poor driving, unroadworthy vehicles etc??? why put our lives at risk by accepting these??? Look at the "Passenger advisory" in "STUFF" on the website wwwfatalmovesdotcom...lots of other interesting content too

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