3 die, 5 injured in Pretoria crash

2011-04-08 10:25

Johannesburg - Three people died when a car and a taxi collided in Pretoria on Thursday evening, paramedics said on Friday.

One person died on the scene and two others later died in hospital, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks.

Five more were injured.

"Paramedics arrived at the scene to find that the vehicles had collided [on] the junction of Brooklyn and Charles Avenues and that both had come to [a stop] within the roadway," said Wicks.

"Both the minibus taxi and the light motor vehicle had rolled."

  • ji - 2011-04-08 11:04

    taxi`s AGAIN .

  • Emile De Beer - 2011-04-08 11:47

    Now everyone is complaining about drag racing......why not put the focus on taxi's. Taxi's kill more people than freak drag racing accidents.

      Mr Hobbit - 2011-04-08 12:21

      Exactly!! Every day you see the reports. Durban had like 54 injured in just three Taxi accidents last week. They are a law unto themselves, and just carry on killing and maiming innocent people every day. No "task Force' to police them, no outcry by the Government.

  • willieman - 2011-04-08 12:29

    Gauteng has put impounding of taxis on hold and now this is the results.They must take full responsibility.Where are the hard copies of this permits.This is shamefull,incompetency.

  • Rammsteen - 2011-04-08 12:52

    Poor taxi drivers, nobody knows the cause yet and they already get nailed.

      Mr Hobbit - 2011-04-08 13:57

      Are you for real?

      Pumba - 2011-04-08 16:53

      Well, if two taxi's were involved in the accident, what are the chances that it was the other cars fault???

  • Sir-Vic - 2011-04-08 12:58

    They (Killers) should be ban from driving for the rest thier life.

  • Pumba - 2011-04-08 14:37

    Poor Taxi's - what a joke! Innocent people are getting killed everyday due to taki's being reckless! They drive like they own the road, what about us that pay fees to actually be on the road. They don't pay, why should they, the government supports them. What a load of rubbish!

      Pumba - 2011-04-08 14:45

      Sorry, it should actually be taxi's and not taki's.

  • mhaga.sabe - 2011-04-08 17:47

    one accident is one too many, so we dont want to have any deaths on our roads, drag racing, taxi, heists, train, all!!! let us all arrive alive!!

  • braveinternetguy - 2011-04-08 20:05

    A government may not want to intervene, because the death toll on the roads is a very reliable "sink" - an element of drainage found in a system - and it facilitates in the process of sustaining a high-turnover population. Each contributor to the list of causes-of-death helps to keep the population expansion in check. The government, by easing former restrictions on promiscuity (teen-pregnancy increases), appears to be 'more liberal and in touch' - but must then also (secretly) put less effort into preventing people from dying...else face the overpopulation explosion that follows. So, lots of babies are born, but also, lots of adults die, so the large population does not explode. It would be in a government's interests to encourage the young ones to 'liberate' themselves (and as an official was qoted recently: make babies for the ANC), but must then also allow the older population - adults - to fray in the wind, as it were. High murder rates, high road death tolls, many fatalities due to improper state health care and many occupational accidents...high turnover population. Ka-ching! Any idea what our population would have been if the roads were safer? Population doubling each generation: (SA's population in 7 steps, world pop in 13 steps) 1 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 2048 4096 8192 16384 32768 65536 131072 262144 524288 1048576 2097152 4194304 8388608 16777216 33554432 * 67108864 134217728 268435456 536870912 1073741824 2147483648 4294967296 * 8589934592 17179869184...

      k.akmal - 2011-04-08 20:37

      Against this model of population growth the number of lives lost on the roads - although still shocking - is completely negligible.

      braveinternetguy - 2011-04-08 21:27

      it's simply to illustrate how very quickly the numbers can grow incomprehensibly large

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