Man killed, 15 hurt in Welkom taxi crash

2012-03-10 12:08

Johannesburg - A man was killed and fifteen people were injured when their minibus taxi overturned outside Welkom, Free State on Saturday morning, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the driver lost control of the taxi, which then overturned and rolled repeatedly.

The man died at the scene. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital.

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  • PieterWolf - 2012-03-10 12:56

    It should have been... 15 dead and 1 injured......

      Orapeleng Molosiwa - 2012-03-10 13:03

      Reason being?

      Wendy - 2012-03-10 13:16

      Pieter what a good Christian man you are ..

      Riette Van Rooyen - 2012-03-10 14:34

      That's sick of you.

      Alaina Erasmus - 2012-03-10 16:07

      That's disgusting of you. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have their own car, now they must die because they use taxi's? Shame on you for even thinking that.

  • Ian - 2012-03-10 13:06

    no worries, teksis dont pay tolls, thats all that matters to this anc not safer vehicles and trained drivers, gaan maar aan

      Wendy - 2012-03-10 13:18

      Ian they are voting fodder, the Government is quite happy to keep the things as they are ... they can do what they like, as long as the ANC get their vote.

  • Wendy - 2012-03-10 13:15

    Another day in the life of South Africa ..

  • dooskop - 2012-03-10 13:18

    just play a copy of a DVD.....seems 2 be the in thing!!!!!

  • bernardandrew.ndlovu - 2012-03-10 14:01

    News24, what does Joburg got to do with accident at Welkom?

      barry.mcbride - 2012-03-10 14:35

      Just indicates where the article was written/published.

  • bikefinalert - 2012-03-10 14:42

    I rest my case, when is this Government going to catch a wake up. LEAVE BIKERS ALONE!! We don't kill people the way taxis do. Or is this the Governments way of wiping out its nation?? Really people, taxis are a major menace and when involved in an accident there is usually 15 plus people either hurt or dead. Taxis should be boycotted there needs to be stricter rules brought in on them. How is it possible that these taxi drivers manage to get PDP's? Or are they bought? For goodness sake they playing with peoples lives and causing major harassment to other road users!!

  • comurray - 2012-03-10 18:50

    Yet another coffin on wheels. When are the traffic department going to take ALL taxis off our roads???

  • Mel - 2012-03-10 21:25

    Army tanks is the safest way of travel in SA.

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