4 killed in Bloem smash

2011-08-27 07:19

Johannesburg - Four people were killed when a minibus taxi collided head-on with a truck in Bloemfontein on Friday evening, paramedics said.

Two of the taxi's occupants, who were trapped in the wreckage, died on the scene at the corner of McGregor and McKenzie streets, ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said in a statement.

Another two passengers died in Pelonomi Hospital due to severe head injuries.

The truck driver and another 12 people in the taxi were injured.

  • ChumScrubber - 2011-08-27 07:35

    I would like someone to add up the number of deaths per annum the taxi industry is responsible for. Will they ever be punished for it - thought not, must be a right wing plot.

  • OZNOB - 2011-08-27 07:46

    Could be the governmenrs idea of population control as they choose to do nothing about the carnage .They speak loudly about all the right ideas about the taxi industry yet the do nothing

  • Tommy - 2011-08-27 08:08


      Dan - 2011-08-27 08:43

      Tommy!! You are an a$$hole... And I bet before the end of this year you will know how it feels like to be in such a situation.

  • Lightdancer - 2011-08-27 08:16

    Oh no...each time I read stories such as this one I see...A mother who said goodbye to her family before she left for work...a child, a father, a son...I see people in pain and suffering... how is it possible for people to leave comments as can be read above... and yes, Mr President...why not ride in one of them for a week...maybe your eyes and heart will open... My sincere condolences to the families...

  • numbatoo - 2011-08-27 08:42


  • Da.Liva.Delvira - 2011-08-27 10:15

    No matter what kind of vehicle one may drive, an accident is bound to happen if there's negligent drivers, both taxi and 3rd parties!!! But overall taxi drivers need to be reprimanded because most of them don't even bother to respect other road users and the road rules... Condolences to the people who died in that crash, it was not your fault but the negligence of the driver/drivers concerned...

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