Bus crashes into bridge in Joburg

2012-12-09 20:57

Johannesburg - An SA Roadlink bus was towed to Laanglagte testing station after it lost control and collided with a bridge on the M1 north, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department said on Sunday.

"The bus collided with a bridge on 11 Avenue off-ramp on the M1 north about 17:15. Its steering mechanism was defective and caused it to lose control," said spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

The driver and four passengers - two men, a woman and child - suffered minor injuries. Minnaar said the bus was towed to the testing station for roadworthy tests.

"The licence disc of the bus was confiscated. The owner will have to fix the bus and apply for a new licence disc."

Traffic was diverted to Oxford Road and motorists were advised to avoid M1 North because of the congestion caused by the accident.

  • tsatsi.golden - 2012-12-09 21:18

    Indian bus, high ticket price but poor service

      sheamus.drager - 2012-12-09 21:33

      Roadlink buses are always defective. The owners don't give a damn about your safety. They will not spend R5.00 on ensuring a safe bus. And yes, I do speak from 1st hand knowledge. Road transport authorities need to close down Roadlink, before the big crash comes.

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-12-09 21:45

      The only people stupid enough to buy tickets for Roadlink are the people willing to risk their lives for a cheap ticket.

      marcus.naidu - 2012-12-09 21:47

      Indian bus???What's that supposed to mean?

  • truthis.tway - 2012-12-09 21:28

    SA Roadlink again?

  • ian.robertreid - 2012-12-09 21:36

    Roadlink u really arn,t cutting it ru? wat is yr problem~ rectify!

  • velile.moses.16 - 2012-12-09 21:36

    This roadlink when will government do something and u people why keep boking this m...f.,ck bus

  • eltonv - 2012-12-09 21:56

    WHY DOES JMPD not DO anything to get these busses off the road????

      schalk.vanzijl.5 - 2012-12-09 22:45

      The problem is not only in the Joburg area - it is nationally. And the Roadlink management is just as useless as our national government. Not one of them are willing to do anything about this situation. Maybe one of Zuma's family members have shares in Roadlink?...

  • reagan.kammies - 2012-12-09 22:39

    SA Deathlink in the news again

  • jo.vankatwijk - 2012-12-09 22:42 please correct! Langlaagte.

  • Azwihangwisi - 2012-12-09 22:48

    pls tow all SA road link and bring city to city

  • silencekhorombi.silence - 2012-12-09 23:23

    Its true sa roadlink they dont service their buses,i paid r200 from durban traveling with a bus with no aircon.

  • msizi.luthuli.14 - 2012-12-09 23:54

    I want to work as a bus driver of the SA Roadlink, by that time i will bus people to the sixth federal congress.

  • rhodgkiss - 2012-12-10 06:17

    S A surprising..they really have an interesting record....they should be called S A Deathlink.

  • Godfrey.Goofy85 - 2012-12-10 07:27

    I wanted 2 take SA Roadlink bus 2 Cape Town after x-mas bt no ways im nt taking dat bus. Im taking Translux bus coz its safer nd affordable. SA Roadlink. Sori

  • mabeceos - 2012-12-10 07:32

    I witnessed the scenes of the accident and I was left with a bungle of questions. The bus overturned and face the where it came from and it was damaged infront with windscreeen totally out. The bus might have fault but the roads were also wet. From what I saw I can blame the tyres.

  • hosia.modiga - 2012-12-10 09:02

    Roadlink is worse but Putco still worst!!!

  • msika.gama.5 - 2012-12-10 10:18

    Hamba SA Road Killer!!

  • mthobisithokozani.mahlobo - 2012-12-10 14:52

    Thank you sincerely for your concerns and taking the time to react to this unfortunate accident. It is our belief as an organization that your opinions could only be inspired by your desire for our organisation to improve. We’ve made contact with all the passengers involved; and only one sustained minor arm injuries. The actual cause of the accident is still under investigation, however, please continue to engage with us. With your help, we will eventually become the best local couch company; moving South Africans and visitors across our beautiful country. Thank you.

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