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Mooi River crash claims 3

2013-01-12 09:48

Johannesburg - Three people were killed when a taxi and truck collided in Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said eight others were injured, two of them critically.

"Exact detail to the cause of the accident is still speculative , however the taxi overturned after impact and then burst into flames," said Botha.

Paramedics found that two men were killed on impact while another, who had sustained serious injuries, later died on the scene.

The injured were transported to various hospitals around Pietermaritzburg.

Comments
  • melusi.myaluza - 2013-01-12 10:07

    Another taxi accident,and I bet no one will be held responsible,our poor government is so afraid of the taxi industry!!!!!!

  • janice.mcmaster.92 - 2013-01-12 10:11

    Dangerous road!!!

  • ian.robertreid - 2013-01-12 10:12

    Every day taxi's r involved in traffic accidents??

  • settie.zuweni - 2013-01-12 10:14

    Very sad! Once again the word taxi is mentioned! It's high time some serious action is taken!

  • cgieljoumie - 2013-01-12 10:16

    we have 1500 deaths on our road would like to what percentage of that is contributed by mini bus industry goverment should start focusing on them maybe that will bring the numbers down

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2013-01-12 11:33

      I am sure the 'stats' would prove to be VERY interesting!!!

  • marinda.ihlenfeldt - 2013-01-12 10:27

    Another taxi accident and another truck. These taxidrivers think they own the roads get rid of them they are costing the taxpayer millions, and taking lives because they can't think. How many people must die before government open their eyes, can't they think and see what the taxis are doing and that they are a bunch of reckless drivers that is also just there for the money and not to deliver a service.

      Thembeka Ncesh Ngoma - 2013-01-12 10:57

      The taxi drivers are the most bad drivers on the road and I think they must be given a lesson realy we dont drive happily as ladies becouse of them

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-12 10:59

    The annual cost of road deaths in the last 20 years, could by now have financed state-of-the-art public transport across the country

  • Peter Zylstra - 2013-01-12 11:28

    And another one (taxi) bites the dust!

  • alananthonygreen - 2013-01-12 11:39

    Regulate taxis better gov

      lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-12 12:43

      Well we already have so many rules and regulations, even for taxis, but in ZA it makes no difference. We can't be bothered with pesky rules, we live in the land of do as you please where killing and maiming are of little or no account.

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