At least 15 accidents in Joburg rain

2012-06-23 19:26

Johannesburg - There have been 15 accidents due to rainy conditions, Johannesburg metro police said on Saturday.

"Roads are wet and slippery in Johannesburg due to continuous rain. Fifteen accidents have occurred since 06:00," said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minaar.

"Two vehicles have collided at the intersection of Maraisburg and Commando Roads in Industria."
Details on the accident were not immediately available.

"Motorists are advised to reduce speed, keep a safe following distance and keep their headlights on," said Minaar.

  • vessela.hobson - 2012-06-23 19:38

    how is this story related to the photo of the suicide bomber?

  • les.cunningham1 - 2012-06-23 19:47

    @vessela.hobson, I totally agree with you !! And what stupid reporting by News24, unfortunately there are many accidents in Joburg every day. Come on News24.

      vessela.hobson - 2012-06-23 19:51

      not exactly the best news site....

  • IcemanGP - 2012-06-23 20:02

    Woo Hoo, Love it when idiot drivers crash. Though I'd prefer they crash into each other or a solid concrete wall.

      konanani.rachicoper - 2012-06-23 21:27

      You dont mean that

  • Jack - 2012-06-23 20:27

    To the person reversing down the left lane of the Gilooly's interchange because you turned right instead of left, this evening. You're an idiot and do not deserve a car. Some of us wish to get home safely. Take your licence and burn it. You do not deserve to drive.

      nathi.mnisi.7 - 2012-06-24 06:50

      What? Are you serious?.... No man that cant be? Really reversing on the highway?....WTF???????

      Jack - 2012-06-24 08:52

      Yes, an ambulance almost collided with the car and in trying to avoid the car almost collided with me, luckily I had braked really hard already and managed to stop completely.

  • puse.mabuza - 2012-06-23 20:30

    News24 isnt this traffic report?Now do you realy want us to comment on this issue? JaAa hey

      Jack - 2012-06-23 20:36

      No, it isn't a traffic report.

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-06-23 21:19

    "There have been 15 accidents due to rainy conditions" - wrong, wrong, wrong - what bollocks - accidents are caused by crappy driving, and unskilled drivers that do not know how to drive in rain. Yet another example of 'no consequences/not my fault/no accountability'. Get it right News24 and Metro police.

  • blane.blandon - 2012-06-24 12:16

    Hey Vaalies , youre supposed to slow down in the wet weather

  • mike.jankelowitz - 2012-06-24 17:37

    What is with News24 reporters? How dare they use a photo of a suicide bomber together with an article on rain accidents in JHB? This is irresposible and terrible news reporting. Best News 24 get their house in order lest they lose their reputable credential. OR is it too late for that already?

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