Driver runs after bus goes through wall

2012-06-30 09:05

Johannesburg - Johannesburg metro police said they were searching for the driver of a Putco bus after he drove through a wall in Mondeor on Friday evening.

"The bus was empty. It bumped into traffic signs, a tree and drove through the wall of a house. The driver then jumped out and ran away," spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said.

He said the accident happened along Columbine Avenue at the intersection with Edenhurst Street.

"A docket for the driver's arrest has been opened for running away from an accident as well as negligent and reckless driving," Minnaar said.

  • Andrew Hewitt-Coleman - 2012-06-30 09:18

    More bad driving!!! Report it at

  • Msika - 2012-06-30 09:23

    Putco again, and again and again???

  • gavin.venter.12 - 2012-06-30 09:32

    sounds like the tosser was drunk - what a coward.

      dennis.vermaak.5 - 2012-06-30 09:42

      Or still pissed from last night !! Jackson - a mate of yours ?

  • Andre - 2012-06-30 09:42

    Why do they always run away after being involved in a vehicle accident or incident?

      bernard.nienaber - 2012-06-30 12:18

      André you don't have to comment if you don't really have anything to say.

  • vincent.sevenster.7 - 2012-06-30 09:59

    No offense, but same goes for the previous accident. I'm sure the buses are roadworthy, it's more a case of driver error / negligence. And I'm sure anyone who has seen Putco buses on the road, as well as Metro buses would agree with me... I've seen a couple climb onto the pavement and drive there because they didn't want to be stuck in traffic on Main Reef Rd in Jhb. But, I will also say, I've seen one Putco bus where the driver was actually obeying the rules of the road, but this appears to be more of an exception than the rule....

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-06-30 10:01

    Like Putco won't have record who was driving that particular bus!! What a dumb toss.

  • Alfjoe - 2012-06-30 10:03

    From what i observed, the first thing y drivers run away after an accident, driving without a licence, two, drunken driving and three, whch is the most comon, they wil be running away frm mob justice. I have witnesd a number of occassions wen drivers are beaten buy public after being acused of causing an accident, even if it waz beyond hs limit to avoid the accident. There are also some drivers who only thnk of themselves in the road, forgeting the life of others. eg, you ar driving at a 120kmper hr, following a car with the same speed leaving enuf breaking distance in between the 2 cars, bt someone, wil just come and overtake for the sake of overtaking and occupy tht space whch you thought waz yo breaking distance, and suddenly he o she applies brakes. Knwing if u ht frm behind u are wrong. Plz ppl, yes u cn buy a licence i agree, but dont buy a leaners licence coz all the laws are theoreticaly interpreteted ther

  • nicholaslefa - 2012-06-30 10:16

    They are making a mistake by those automatic buses n trucks...da old ones wer ok

      afrikeni - 2012-06-30 11:01

      I drove one truck recently, you will forget it's a loaded 33 tonnes vehicle by how easy it is to operate - but when it comes stopping distance, the same old physics laws will catch u.

      Msika - 2012-06-30 11:49

      Good point you are making there nicholaslefa, but please save that spelling for your mxit buddies.

  • daryltt - 2012-06-30 10:20

    I read that the "Driver runs after bus" and then he "goes through wall". Sounded a lot more interesting that way.

      sabiha.lockhat - 2012-06-30 10:58

      lol true

  • nmbave - 2012-06-30 10:36

    Putco + Roadlink = Road Killers

      nathan.spann.18 - 2012-06-30 11:43

      Those Putco drivers are prob all ex taxi drivers applying their driving skills in bigger vehicles with more lives. No wonder they forever breaking.

  • Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-06-30 10:45

    Surely his fingerprints are everywhere??

  • BulletProof. - 2012-06-30 10:45

    The driver is one of those ones that bought the license few years ago when ANC didn't control the situation properly, the results are comming up now.

  • bobo.omombomboko - 2012-06-30 10:48

    He has already crossed the border. We live with undocumented aliens. He probably gave false documents to get the job. News 24 sucks! Headline: driver runs after bus goes through wall. Just underneath the headline : 60 hurt as bus crashes into wall. 22 injured in Roodepoort bus accident. What the heck! Unrelated articles! Check Msn or CNN. Learn from the best.

  • Miyelany Adolph - 2012-06-30 10:51

    its very simple to track him, dat was a very stupid decision

  • neville.lollan.75 - 2012-06-30 10:57

    No comment from the peanut gallery. This was an accident and everything said and printed are speculatory and does not constitute informative Saturday morning news This is all the public should know "Driver ploughs through a wall in Mondeor early Friday evening and fled the scene. Police are investigating the cause of the accident and the whereabouts of the driver"

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-06-30 10:58

    Lol, lol. All i would as a lawyer is to take him to the nearest Doctor as evidence of unconsciousness after the incident, case won!

  • antin.herinck - 2012-06-30 11:19

    Friday evening? He ran? 100% certain he was drunk.

  • aristar.aristary - 2012-06-30 15:49

    Must be a future taxi driver, getting some practice in before he starts driving taxis.

  • Ayanda Excellent Mpisane - 2012-07-01 00:58

    Roadlinks no2 obvious the driver was drunk

  • takurian - 2012-07-01 04:41

    Running for his life for fear of Mob Justice.

  • eugene.henriques.9 - 2012-07-02 22:53

    His just another brick in the wall.

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