30 pupils hurt in Nasrec crash

2012-01-30 09:45

Johannesburg - Thirty primary school children were injured, one critically, when the two minibus taxis they were travelling in collided in Nasrec on Monday morning, Johannesburg emergency services said.

The taxis crashed on Beyers Naude around 07:00, said spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi. He said one of the taxis crashed into the back of the other one.

The drivers were not injured. However, the 30 children were taken to the Koos Beukes and Lesedi clinics in Diepkloof.

Mulaudzi said one of the children, a little boy whose age was not immediately known, was in a critical condition.

  • John - 2012-01-30 09:50

    Taxis are worse than AIDS

      Kacee - 2012-01-30 10:01

      How about instead of trying to make demerit systems and all kinds of other laws that only affect law abiding citizens in the long run, and rather put stricter measures on Taxi drivers that are constantly breaking the law and causing so many deaths on our roads.

      Siso - 2012-01-30 10:19

      I agree with you John, I just feel sorry for our kids because these taxi drivers are reckless and they are just rushing off to make money thats all they ever think about

  • Grimmister - 2012-01-30 09:54

    More taxi crashes. Unfortunately the hands of the taxi associations line the pockets of the government. Surely the Minister of Transport should be held accountable for the taxi accidents. Come on Mr Minister...ACCOUNTABILITY!!!

  • Willie - 2012-01-30 09:54

    Taxis overload children and metro cops do not care about this , because some of them own this coffins

  • Piet - 2012-01-30 09:57

    A culture of lawlessnesses thanks to the ANC. It is time that you punish them!

  • MandrewZA - 2012-01-30 10:08

    Report these idiots.... simple as that!!

      Patsy - 2012-01-30 14:35

      Not simple at all,Mandrewza, report them all you want and they'll only get slaps on the wrists - IF the police are brave enough to get near them.

      Patsy - 2012-02-08 12:17

      Not simple at all because no-one takes any notice....they literally get away with murder time after time. I honestly think the cops are afraid of them - especially as it appears most of them are armed.

  • braamc - 2012-01-30 10:11

    Charge them with murder and get them to jail.

  • Bryan - 2012-01-30 10:15

    Bastard taxi drivers..

  • Bob - 2012-01-30 10:23

    They don't pay business tax, they don't follow the rules of the road, they don't pay their traffic fines, the majority have false drivers licenses... Yet the authorities turn a blind eye and blame soft targets like you and me for the mayhem on the roads! ….Pathetic!

  • MSGRule - 2012-01-30 10:27

    Seems this taxi organisation needs to be controlled by a government type organisation but they are doing it badly as corruption and backhanding is condoned by this organisation. So maybe we need another type of governement type organisation to releive South Africa of this slow road to the bottom.

  • wesley.bischoff - 2012-01-30 10:39

    So yet again my comment was deleted. I suppose i offended some taxi moron... thanks news24

      Bob - 2012-01-30 12:47

      Don't worry wesley.bischoff, you not the only one that gets posts do I! The moderators are biased!

  • Paulo - 2012-01-30 10:45

    surprise, surprise = accident that involves a taxi. in a normal world this kind of constant publicity would grind your business to halt-but not here as it's just another stat. I only wish that the government and the taxi industry would react as they would do when say for example a minner dies or when there is a white on black racial incident.

  • Bokfan - 2012-01-30 10:53

    I hope the little kid and his mates recover fully. As for the taxi drivers. I'll let the other posters here take care of them. Mob justice has got its advantages.

  • shimane.harris - 2012-01-30 10:57

    Only 30 kids in the 2 taxis, how ironic. I hope the boy recovers

      pvuuren - 2012-01-30 13:49

      remember, if it is the old Hiace taxis(the old super 14) the two would've carried about 28 kids, the newer ones can carry 25-30 in one vehicle, and they come from china/russia, which means now SABS stamp! which in-turn means these vehicles use the brakes of the vehicle in front of it...

  • pvuuren - 2012-01-30 11:10

    perspective:= New York yellow cabs, there are 13237 of them, carrying 65000 passengers per day, totaling to 21 million per year, in the last 12 months the stats show, 4 killed and 538 injured.this is in one city alone. those taxis stop anywhere, on intersections, at yield signs, traffic circles,... Any where,over here it goes more or less the same, so why only in R.S.A. is it acceptable to have 30 children in a car crash? take all the taxis that's not roadworthy and compress them to the size of a matchbox, without compensation, and arrest the driver, driving an un-roadworthy vehicle is against the law!

  • Andre - 2012-01-30 11:22

    just around the corner from that accident,the metro cops are sitting everyday on the highway,raking in speedfines.Also,many roadblocks on same highway,once again,raking in fines.They are closing their eyes when it comes to anything not possibly filling the coffers-wow.typically of all else,also this dept(metro)is falling apart

  • Barry - 2012-01-30 11:23

    Don't wast your time bloggers - the ANC Govt doesnt care a damm . life means nothing to blacks - look north ! Any other civilised country in Europe Oz USA would sit up take note and take immediate drastic action and sort the problem out - not Africa In africa its talk talk and more talk and no action No human wants to see another in pain and suffering - condolences to the injured

  • Bigwolf - 2012-01-30 11:53

    something is not right with this story, when i see taxis with school children they are usely very overloaded, was only one of them carrying the kids who was in the other? i dont see 15 per taxi

  • Jacqueline - 2012-01-30 13:48

    90% of taxis do not even have permits. All a taxi driver is worried about is to cart as much as possible people as fast as possible, obeying no rules or respect their fellow road users. They are murderers, and don’t give a damn about safety

  • Patti - 2012-01-30 14:04

    it is Ben Naude not Beyers - News 24??????

  • Patsy - 2012-01-30 14:32

    And these tragedies will continue until there are better and ENFORCED regulations about taxis, taxi licenses, taxi driver qualifiations and their licenses. In the meantime a lot of them get away with murder

  • Taunyana - 2012-01-30 19:46

    Put metro like in other developing Countries and eliminate the problem

  • Patsy - 2012-02-08 12:15

    PLEASE get these death machines OFF the roads. How many accidents, some fatal, have there been in the last month or so? Far too many. Authorities, PLEASE do something about it.

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