18 hurt as cash-van, taxi collide

2012-03-10 11:17

Bloemfontein - Eighteen people were injured, several of them seriously, when a cash-in-transit vehicle collided with a minibus taxi on Church Street in Bloemfontein on Saturday morning, paramedics said.

Netcare911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said when paramedics arrived they found commuters lying on the road while the cash-in-transit guards had also been flung from their vehicle.

“Common cause information indicates that the minibus taxi turned across the path of the armoured vehicle. The two collided and skidded to a halt in the carriageway,” wicks said.

All the injured were treated and stabilised on the scene before they were transported by ambulance to both state and private medical facilities for further medical treatment.

The cause of the accident is unclear and police will investigate the matter.

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  • Wilma Crous - 2012-03-10 11:23

    Cause of accident very turned in front of cash van!!! It's ALWAYS the taxi. Ok ok 98% of the time.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-03-10 14:26

      Wondering if this wasn't a heist gone wrong.. nothing surprises me anymore

  • Shirley - 2012-03-10 11:24

    Taxis,taxis,taxis! They wreak havoc on our roads yet remain untouched!

  • andredeliene.dejong - 2012-03-10 11:40

    Have you seen how cash in transit vans drive? like hooligans.

  • crismoyo - 2012-03-10 11:41

    Why r Taxis a problem in most African countries? The drivers have no regard for human life...

  • Siphiwo - 2012-03-10 11:47

    May all those hurt, survive and go back their families. Accident, is an unplanned event and can happen to anybody at anytime. True, mostly it is about taxis...but not all the times. I have seen small cars driving as if they own the road as well. So to declare immediately that, it is the taxi that caused this accident, without any info, proves that, we have a long way to go as citizens. Let us be patient, read the report and then, make an informed decision.

  • Marius Lacante - 2012-03-10 11:49

    Taxi = death machine. When will people acknowledge it. The power lies with the people to force taxi drivers to drive more safely - why not toi toi against the taxi industry for a week - you will bring the multi million rand industry to its knees !! They are the minority !

  • StarStruck - 2012-03-10 11:59

    Another minibus taxi? Every week! Yes the police will investigate the matter like they did with the video of the minibus taxi driver hitting a pedestrian. Eish, no evidence but 18 people with injuries and eyes surely can't be witnesses, can they? Sorry but I just can't get enough of this, LOL!

  • Patsy - 2012-03-10 12:08

    A taxi involved AGAIN!!!

  • Ahmed - 2012-03-10 12:15

    I can only symphatise with the families for the injury caused but surely the responsible people should hire proper drivers and not mampara's who are a threat to people's lives on a daily basis.I must say unfortunately most South Africans are not yet properly educated and they lack the skills so this is the price you pay for absolute stupidity.

  • sanele.mdletshe - 2012-03-10 12:28

    The mini bus vehicle turned across the path of the Armoured vehicle. But the Journalist also says the cause of the accident is still unclear who is being fooled here. Does the editor does his or her job here. Another poor journalism we are forced to leave with.

  • Andrew - 2012-03-10 12:31

    Well, well what a surprise a mini bus taxi in another accident with multiple injuries. Cops turn a blind eye to these road rogues.

  • dooskop - 2012-03-10 13:21

    TAXI!!!!!!!! take me on a DEATH ride!!!!!!

  • Siphiwo - 2012-03-10 14:21

    Wilma, how do you know?...look Iam not defending anybody..but it is always vital that, we make informed views. Granted, most taxi drivers are blacks,and we have seen accidents related to that, but should we close our minds and point at these drivers all the times? Journalism, can turn the world up-side down if we are not careful.Let us not comment as if we have somethings against a particular class and or trade.

  • Mel - 2012-03-10 21:23

    Army tanks is what is required in SA not ordinary vehicles.....

  • Samuel - 2012-03-13 14:00

    why always our taxi drives are so unpatient.those guys are killing the innocent people.

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