5 killed in taxi, van collision

2012-05-23 07:57

Johannesburg - Five people were killed when a minibus taxi and a delivery vehicle collided in Etwatwa, east of Johannesburg, on Wednesday, Gauteng paramedics said.

Another nine people were injured, four of them critically, when the two vehicles crashed head-on on the N12, near the Daveyton off-ramp around 06:00, Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks said.

The delivery vehicle overturned and rolled up an embankment after the impact. It was not clear which vehicle those killed were in. The cause of the accident was not known yet.

  • Koos - 2012-05-23 08:09

    Just another day in the life of a commuter.

      John - 2012-05-23 08:11

      unfortunatly koos you are correct, these people have no choice on alternative transport, the gov needs to come to the party and regulate this industry somehow,

      Koos - 2012-05-23 08:15

      I would like to disagree with you. They know they can not rely on government to sort this out. It is time they sort it out themselves. They, the commuters should sort the drivers out. If a taxi is not roadworthy don't use it. They are paying to be killed.

      John - 2012-05-23 08:27

      koos what i mean by regulate is stiffer fines, scrapping and crushing of unroadworthy taxis, proper public licences for drivers, scrapping the different assosiations and put a gov controlled body in place instead ect, yes i agree with you that the commuters should boycott the scrap and reckless taxi's but i think then there would only be a handfull of taxi's operating.

      Koos - 2012-05-23 08:49

      Yes, I understand what you are trying to say procold2 BUT the order has been given! No taxis are to be stopped, examined or any fines given. That is the order by authorities in Durban. So how will you ensure anything if you can enforce anything?

  • clever.bighoty - 2012-05-23 08:09

    honestly it sucks me a lot. to all the drivers in parts of the world, lets obey all the rules of the roads to save lives of innocents.

  • rianette.kemp - 2012-05-23 08:36

    And still KZN (and mark my words, Gauteng will follow soon) give them the freedom of the heart bleeds for the innocent victim's families who are now also short of an income

  • Nicholas - 2012-05-23 08:44

    A deafening silencing from all the unions who pretend to give a damn about black lives. One person dies in a mining accident and they all start beating their chests.

      rianette.kemp - 2012-05-23 13:46

      mmmmm cause they want the mines for themselves so what better way than to point fingers and indirectly saying: We will do better

      Nicholas - 2012-05-23 18:17

      Nope, its because they are indirectly attacking evil white capital, thats why they do it. Jealously, resentment, envy and racism.

  • Abdul - 2012-05-23 09:37

    Accidents this week: Monday-Machadodorp, Tuesday-N1 Allandale, Wednesday-eTwatwa. Total killed in these 14. The costs of attending to accidents, medical expenses of survs, etc etc are immense. Why cant we see the need for our drivers to be properly trained and educated???/This is the decade of action....see updated pics and educational content on the website wwwfatalmovesdotcom

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