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30 injured after Franschhoek Pass bus crash

2015-03-07 16:00

Johannesburg - A total of 30 people were injured when a bus reportedly went off the road on the Franschhoek Pass in the Western Cape on Saturday, paramedics said.

"The injuries that are recorded as of now is standing at 30 people. Injuries range from minor to critical," ER24 said on their website.

"Multiple ER24 vehicles and paramedics are still on scene."

Western cape emergency medical and forensic pathology services were not immediately available for comment.

The cause of the collision was unknown.

Comments
  • Harriette Hendricks - 2015-03-07 16:34

    RIP to my cousin and the all the others that lost their lives. And to those injured . May the Lord be with you all and I'm keeping you all in my prayers and too my family please be strong and people pray for their families and my cousin's son who will now grow up without a father. #Godgiveallofusthestrengthweneed

  • Adeeb Saban - 2015-03-07 16:36

    Bus driver swerved to avoid a cyclist

      CliveK - 2015-03-07 22:03

      Another report says the bus struck the cyclists after its brakes failed and was already out of control. Hopefully the true facts will emerge.

  • Nicola Van Der Merwe - 2015-03-07 16:45

    RIP. For Every life lost, an opportunity to make the world better is lost. My heart bleeds for the victims and their families.

  • Trevor Ward - 2015-03-07 16:45

    Tragic indeed. Take care on SA'S trecherous roads

  • Shai Khan - 2015-03-07 16:46

    Harriette condolences ti family. May a higher power calm the hearts and souls of the bereaved.

  • Mark Thijs - 2015-03-07 17:01

    Cyclists also involved

      Adrian Karth - 2015-03-07 21:50

      Yes Mark, both are in hospital and are currently in theater, let's hope the have a full recovery

  • Kim Engelage - 2015-03-07 17:07

    Tragic. I was at top of pass cycling today. A couple who were driving behind the bus told us the bus started emitting black smoke and something appeared to fall from bottom of bus. Next thing it was on its side and had hit the 2 cyclists. Absolutely terrible! !! Condolences to all family members!!!!!!!!

  • jws.paterson - 2015-03-07 17:37

    The bus rolled over 2 cyclists. Cyclists don't own the road, but they have as much right as anyone to be there. Terrible, terrible loss of life...

      Lorna Smith - 2015-03-07 22:57

      That road is so narrow so why would the cyclists go there? That is a treacherous pass for vehicles never mind cyclists who insist on riding two abreast. I hope they are OK

  • Ivan Venter - 2015-03-07 17:55

    May our ''God Almighty'' comfort all of those who are bereaving this afternoon after such an aweful bus tragedy. Amen Amen

  • Christine Canterbury - 2015-03-07 19:30

    Condolences to the families that lost loved ones, and GODs blessings on the injured

  • Elza Hanekom - 2015-03-07 19:38

    Horrific! Oh, so sad!

  • Messerrest Scoltas - 2015-03-07 20:33

    when god has a plan u it will always seem impossible but in his form everything is positive even death,truck driver who uses the same road to the N2.may god bless the broken hearts nd heal the as soon as possible;(

  • Edmund Daniels - 2015-03-07 22:10

    RIP my condolences to the families who lost loved ones

  • Jan Kuhn - 2015-03-07 23:50

    Unrelated to this incident, The new law in passing distance from cyclist is great, but cyclist must also be forced to stay to the side and not riding in bunches in the road. We need to respect all road users and make our roads safer for all.

      jws.paterson - 2015-03-08 19:03

      Firstly; there are cyclists who show scant respect for the laws and for fellow road users. This response is not in their regard. Cyclists have the right to ride anywhere in the lane. That they choose to ride on the side is out of courtesy. As for groups, it is often safer to ride in a group, as it prohibits cars from making risky overtaking makeovers when it isn't safe.

  • victor.downing.37 - 2015-03-08 16:09

    RIP but hope the paramedics have left the scene by now.

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