16 injured in East Rand accident

2013-07-26 12:22

Johannesburg - Sixteen people were injured when a delivery vehicle collided with a minibus in Benoni, on the East Rand, on Friday, paramedics said.

"One person sustained critical injuries, four people were seriously injured, and 11 people sustained minor to moderate injuries," Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said.

The injured were treated on the scene before being taken to nearby hospitals. The cause of the accident was unknown.

  • Christina Setloboko - 2013-07-26 12:27

    not minibus taxi again... bathong

  • Muke Matshaba - 2013-07-26 12:30

    The unsafetiness of minibus taxis!!!!!luckily no one has perished.

  • Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-26 12:44

    Ag, this doesnt even shock me anymore..

  • Alta Steyn - 2013-07-26 12:46

    Nowadays it is not only taxis causing accidents. People are taking to the roads like maniacs with no regard to human life whatsoever, just to get their kicks at wharever high speed blows their hair back. There is no law on the roads and this is scary.

      NicolasGombert - 2013-07-26 13:24

      I agree Alta, taxi drivers might have set the trend, but most of them are well policed by their peers. You can see taxi association cars parked on all the major routes. My biggest gripe at the moment is courier vehicles; they drive against cost so the more collections or deliveries you can make, they higher the bonus and the lower the cost. This makes them take dangerous short cuts. Red traffic lights are only there for information purposes, I just escaped a thundering ESKOM heavy truck on the corner of 3Rd Avenue and 9th Street in Bredell, he just skipped the traffic light. It is Friday afternoon, people are in a hurry to get back home, I've seen tens of EMPD vehicles on the road, but I guess they are just not there to do law enforcement.

  • John Tex - 2013-07-26 13:09

    No unsafe drivers not mini buses

  • Sipho Simon Mogale - 2013-07-26 13:41

    We need 2pray before be leave our houses some people drive like the devil just 2destroy families its sad

  • Richard Scully - 2013-07-26 14:02

    Minibuses and blue lights.....

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