Hunt still on for truck driver

2012-08-03 10:07

Johannesburg - The search for a truck driver who was involved in an accident that claimed the lives of 12 people in Vereeniging, was continuing on Friday, Gauteng police said.

"We are working with the truck company to locate him," said Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.
"We understand that he was taken to hospital and then discharged."

The truck collided head-on with a minibus taxi carrying 12 passengers at the intersection of Houtkop and Boy Louw roads on Thursday.

The passengers were workers from a company in Klerksdorp.

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  • Gavin - 2012-08-03 10:27

    catch it kill it

      blignault.michaele - 2012-08-03 11:23

      Whoever gave the thumbs down here is seriously mentally disturbed!!! This is pathetic you idiots!!!

  • BossBrain - 2012-08-03 10:31

    Put up a photo so the public can help!

      sesom - 2012-08-03 11:39

      These Police cannot think..

  • avanwyk2 - 2012-08-03 10:54

    You are saying that he ran from an accident scene, went to hospital which normally takes hours before he got help and then got discharged although the police was looking for him. Did they even think of checking hospitals in the area?

  • ruan.lacock - 2012-08-03 11:07

    ....clever truck driver.....not so- clever minibus driver.....

      riette.nothling - 2012-08-03 11:13

      what are you trying to say, that the truck-driver who killed 12 people are clever for running away? He only made it worse for himself, so no, he's not that clever. And neither is your comment.

      sheugnet.sueur - 2012-08-06 19:48

      Pls bear in mind that your comments are more than likely being read by family or friends of the victims.....have some consideration and respect!!!

  • rorydeswardt - 2012-08-03 11:30

    what a low life doesnt have the cafre for anybody but himself sick bastard

  • maryanne.douws - 2012-08-03 11:39


  • gerda.vanrensburg - 2012-08-03 11:40

    most probably went back to Zimbabwe, Mozambique or KZN.

  • tricia.sutherland1 - 2012-08-03 12:09

    don't the hospital staff have notice from the SAPS not to release a patient who is facing murder charges? besides, i thought he would have been under police guard after what he did. oh well, obviously not.

  • linda.howell.982 - 2012-08-03 13:03

    So it is the truck drivers fault becuase he is still alive - maybe the taxi went through the intersection when he should have stopped. Is there any evidence of fault!!

      sheugnet.sueur - 2012-08-06 19:38

      According to some of the witnesses the Taxi had right of way. So yes the truck driver was at fault this time! Not because he is still alive but because he did not obey the rules of the road.....that is also why he ran away!

  • towers86 - 2012-08-03 13:13

    what? did he run away, or the cops werent doing they job well to apoint the guy managed to get discharged from hospital.

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