N12 truck driver appears

2014-10-16 15:24
(Netcare 911)

(Netcare 911)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The driver of a truck that allegedly caused a multi-car pile-up on the N12 East near Alberton appeared briefly in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Dressed in blue overalls, he entered the courtroom from the cells and sat in the dock.

Soon after he was seated, the magistrate called for an adjournment.

Upon noticing the media presence in court, the man covered his face with the jacket of his overall as he returned to the cells.

According to the charge sheet, he faces four counts of culpable homicide and a single charge of reckless driving.

This was after it was alleged that it was his truck which ploughed into about 47 vehicles in early morning traffic on Tuesday, killing four people and injuring 16 others.

It was reported that he claimed his truck's brakes had failed.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime  |  accidents

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.