4 killed, 45 hurt in KZN bus crash

2011-01-12 15:20

Durban - Four people were killed and 45 injured in a bus accident in Obonjeni, northern KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday, the provincial road traffic inspectorate said.

Four of the 45 were critically hurt, spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said. The injured were taken to Bethesda Hospital.

The KwaZulu-Natal transport department said the bus was travelling from Obonjeni to KwaMkhuze when it overturned.

Provincial transport MEC Willies Mchunu sent his condolences to the families of the four victims.

"I urge all motorists to exercise patience on the roads, be tolerant towards one another and to comply with all the rules of the road. I wish the surviving passengers a speedy recovery," Mchunu said.

  • watalife - 2011-01-12 15:28

    condolences to the families. this sort of thing will not stop unless something is changed very quickly. Whatever the MEC has done so far is clearly not working.

      MM - 2011-01-12 15:50

      what is that 'something'...whining without blame and point out whats not working is easy but coming up with solutions....

      watalife - 2011-01-12 15:56

      @MM Lets start 1) train all drivers again 2) Remove all bus companies that were selected purely on BEE status 3) reduce speed limit to 80kph does that paint a better picture for you? Whats your ideas? Reply to watalife | 1 reply ()

      KissTheBoer - 2011-01-12 15:57

      good answer mm but on the other hand we paying these MECs huge salaries so I think watalife is right to say they must come up with a solution

      chris.debeer1 - 2011-01-12 16:31

      I would like to suggest to the suggestions made keep Speeding MEC and old Bag wanaby politicians (dictator) off the roads

  • reliverevilo - 2011-01-12 15:29

    1st this is terrible, how do we stop the cranage on our roads

      Rem - 2011-01-12 15:50

      We need to get rid of the corrupt idiots at the top and instate people that can make proper decisions for the country but that's not going to happen, not in our lifetime... i feel change will only take place once these senior government officials like MECs and so on are involved in situations like these...or rapes or murder...sorry for being so blunt but that's what needs to happen...

      KissTheBoer - 2011-01-12 16:01

      REM do you have to blame government all the time, I mean gov is blamed for useless so as spread of aids as if they are the one who suppose to put condoms in every dick that fucks around. Come on south africa lets take responsibilty for our actions, lets change our mind set, lets stop drink and driving, racing, driving reckless and maybe this death on our roads will go away without government involvement.

      reliverevilo - 2011-01-12 16:14

      I agree that government has a hand in this but I don’t think its totally their responsibility. with upstanding government officials & officers and honest regulators and personal responsibility we might be able to get this country right. I don’t see the reduction of the speed limit solving the issue, I mean it was already reduced from 120KPH to 100 for busses & truck yet these accident still occur. we need honest traffic officials, police, lawyers and judges and serious repercussions to violators of the road laws

      Rem - 2011-01-12 16:19

      KissTheBoer - get a life, earlier this morning Winnie was caught speeding and gets away by harassing the cops, WHY because of the corruption way up at government level. I do agree people need to take responsibility with everything but sorry rules are meant for everybody so give your cheap comment to idiots that will take heed to it....

      Rem - 2011-01-12 16:24

      KissTheBoer - here's another, RoadLink Transport Co have been involved in so many situations of their buses involved in accidents and for the life of me I can't understand how they still in operation until I found out, this Mr Reddy has big contacts with the ANC, ofcourse government so you were saying, so go get a life dude than coming with your gospel losing comments....

      Rem - 2011-01-12 16:33

      @reliverevilo - nice follow up comment so with what you said last, it only leads us to the same place against, uliminate these corrupt seniors, and enforce a rule which is meant for everybody...not giving these high ranked politicians the right to challenge a traffic official because they feel they can and businessmen cause they have the money to bribe....whilst innocent people have to die....

      reliverevilo - 2011-01-12 16:47

      @Rem agreed, saw the Winni article as well. Its absurd to think she gets away with it, then again maybe not she has gotten away with murder previously

      cosmic_99 - 2011-01-12 17:52

      Too many people in this country just blame the government. Of course they play a huge role, but remember - for every corrupt traffic officer, there is at least one corrupt citizen - it takes two. This country seems to contain so many morally corrupt citizenswho have a lack of regard for life. I am not sure how laws are going to encourage people to is so sad to think that the only way of controlling people is through laws and punishment, instead of old fashioned morals and respect.

  • Homo-Sapien - 2011-01-12 15:45

    terrible, terrible...

  • Fran - 2011-01-12 15:55

    I've nearly been run off the road TWICE this month by bus drivers........ might not have anything to do with this article but just a thought... annoys me that our bus drivers are so careless with so many people's lives.... those poor people who have lost their lives..

  • watalife - 2011-01-12 15:55

    @MM Lets start 1) train all drivers again 2) Remove all bus companies that were selected purely on BEE status 3) reduce speed limit to 80kph does that paint a better picture for you? Whats your ideas?

  • muistrap - 2011-01-12 16:05

    Which bus companies bus was it? Probably the YELLOW Bus Companies (roadlink).

      watalife - 2011-01-12 16:14

      Yellow bus company is doing more damage than the Toyota HIACE

      Rem - 2011-01-12 16:38

      Nail on the dude, well said.....

  • ocon777 - 2011-01-12 16:49

    10 to 1 it was a Roadlink Bus. I saw 1 the other day so badly misaligned it looked as if it was almost driving sideways.

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