Eleven hurt in KZN crash

2013-02-09 21:37

Johannesburg - Eleven people were injured when a taxi and a car collided on the R 603 outside the Adams College near Amanzimtoti on Saturday evening, paramedics said.

"[Paramedics] and other services stabilised the injured on scene before transporting them to various hospitals for the care that they required," Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.

He said the cause of the accident would be investigated by police.


  • darren.raath.5 - 2013-02-10 05:53

    another taxi!

  • Charlie Reddy - 2013-02-10 07:03

    Remove the taxis from our roads.

      manny.dasilva.902 - 2013-02-10 07:31

      I disagree. They form an integral part of our transport system in this city, as Durban Transport, or whoever runs the bus service continues to fail the public. Easy for LMV drivers to criticize, but when last did you try to get from point A to point B by bus in Durban? Motorists are too arrogant in Durban. You all know the manner in which taxi drivers operate and drive, so rather than criticize why don't you avoid them rather than race up to them, hoot, swear and curse, and things will be a lot more tolerable on the roads, with fewer accidents and carnage. These taxis get far more commuters around on a day than you do in your small motor vehicle in a year!!

      johnandrewgeorge - 2013-02-10 08:15

      dasilva you have never been to other cities have you? Yes they are here to stay, but then they need to respect the rules of the road. One day is one day.......

      darren.raath.5 - 2013-02-10 10:04

      manny you talking real #$%^ now.

      jason.slabber.3 - 2013-03-04 08:33

      @Manny, the RULES & LAWS of SA roads are applicable to ALL road users, taxis included. I drive a quite a distance to my office in the mornings, and I cannot tell you how many road law infringements are made only by taxis, skipping red traffic lights, weaving in and out of 4 traffic lanes...even though there is a dedicated 'taxi lane', not stopping at STOP signs, overloading, and those are the ones we can many unlicensed drivers and vehicles are out there? How many taxis are TRUELY roadworthy? I don’t know the circumstances surrounding this crash, but I sincerely doubt that all accidents that taxis are involved in is because the driver of the other vehicle swore or hooted at them. Stop the carnage on SA roads. The government is the body that should be responsible for public transport. Take taxis off the road and overhaul the bus service, instead of paying billions to RAF claims because of taxi accidents.

  • vernon12345 - 2013-02-10 08:02

    Manny clearly u have never faced death in the form of a taxi. U have to admit we all try to get out there way but when they speed through red traffic lights and drive over the solid white line in your lane, well there is going to be a crash. What we need here is an underground system like London

  • Bonisile Bonnie MtakaMphemba - 2013-02-10 10:43

    most taxi drivers are irresponsible, break d rules of the road and they don't think about the lives they are transporting. the law must be even tougher on them until they do their job responsibly like all professionals.

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