2 die, 12 hurt as taxi overturns

2012-07-08 22:37

Johannesburg - ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said that two people died and 12 others were injured when their fully laden taxi rolled on the R26 about 20km outside Villiers in the direction of Frankfort on Sunday.

When the paramedics arrived, one of the 14 occupants had already died from extensive injuries, while a woman was in critical condition.  After CPR and other treatment, she also passed away.

The 12 others were treated and taken to hospital.

No other vehicles had been involved in the accident and the cause of the accident had not yet been established.

  • stefan.vosloo.33 - 2012-07-09 06:31

    Its funny thought, in CT people get into trouble when they use their mobile device, but nobody gives a damn when people get into an unroadworthy vehicle and a driver that breaks most traffic laws, yet the drivers get away..

      anthonycharles.williams - 2012-07-09 08:10

      true story

  • Jake - 2012-07-09 08:18

    Another other vehicles....WHEN do we stop this carnage caused by recklessness and unroadworthy vehicles?????? Driver edcuational website, with lots of life saving content/ vids and pics.wwwgfatalmovesdotcom

  • fhedzani.sadiki - 2012-07-09 10:22

    I am in the taxi industry, the truth is the whole system is corrupt. You can get a roadworthy certificate for a vehicle over the phone. Price R750.00, Operating permit R450.00, get through a roadblock R20.00. I think the authorities should hit the owners where it matters, it the taxi is caught breaking the law impound it for a day. The owner will lose about R600.00, do this untill they get the message.

      andrew.arde - 2012-07-09 10:42

      I agree totally and it sounds great in theory, but then you get the Durban taxi's who strike and wreak havoc because they feel that the Metro Police are targeting them unfairly!

  • trevor.lea.92 - 2012-10-28 07:36

    Last week I hooted at a taxi on corner of Liesbeeck and Durban rd CT for going trough red light, the taxi then blocks my way a bit further down the rd to verbally abuse me and threaten me...yet on the M5/N2 offramp cops are hiding in van filming commuters in peak hour grid slowly crossing a white line (many are forced too cos its slow an busy)...maybe its time to film these taxi's and send footage to authorities and demand action be taken.

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