Taxi crushed between trucks in Durban

2012-04-04 20:31

Johannesburg - One person died and 28 others were injured in an accident on the N2 north-bound in Durban on Wednesday afternoon, paramedics said.

The N2 was closed after a minibus taxi was wedged between two trucks, ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said.

"We found the taxi squeezed in between two trucks. One person died and 28 others were treated for injuries ranging from minor to serious."

Four people still trapped in the taxi were in a critical condition. One patient was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

The cause of the accident had not yet been established.

  • Tendy Nedombs - 2012-04-04 20:40

    May be the taxi driver was trying to shot but between the trucks.

  • Gregory - 2012-04-04 20:43

    My sympathy to the passengers, you don't deserve this. F***k you to the driver, Idiot.

      Balan - 2012-04-27 20:04

      Pecky taxi drivers

  • Raeesa Mohamed - 2012-04-04 21:06

    this is huge. this traffic is going on for 6 hours now. Sad for the injured

      eameer - 2012-04-04 21:29

      I cannot remember a traffic congestion ever. I'm driving for 35years. Ebrahim

      Gregory - 2012-04-05 02:46

      A taxi rolled there yesterday afternoon as well. I have seen 4 taxis rear end each other at once , the first one rear ended a cressida and three slammed into each other behind him. Right where the N2 branches off to Umlazi.

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-04-04 21:07

    28 in a 16 seater...

      Balan - 2012-04-27 20:08

      get rid of the minibus taxis and bring back the bus services

  • Trevor - 2012-04-04 21:13

    So, the taxi drivers have now become truck drivers ! Think about it !

  • mansbv - 2012-04-04 23:27

    People let drive safe

  • Nokwanda - 2012-04-05 07:41

    28 Injured, shoo. Maybe it was one of those mini buses. My sympathy to the family that has lost their loved one and to the injured. Maybe the government must have this AARTO thing where drivers from time to time are taken to a driving test, if they fail then they are not allowed to drive simple! As for passangers, it`s their responsibility to refuse an overload, the police must fine the passengers not the driver. Problem solved.

      Balan - 2012-04-27 20:06

      Nokwanda you are an IDIOT

  • gaeleen - 2012-04-05 08:20

    Why do you all automatically assume it was the taxi driver in the wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Lee - 2012-04-05 09:24

      Because that is normally the case and reading Julian's comment only makes me assume that the Taxi tried to squeeze in between the two trucks to get to the otherside in time to take the off ramp or something causing the truck at the back to ram into the taxi. It is known that it is very difficult for huge trucks to stop in a short space of time as it is and if the taxi did squeez in between the two trucks then it is the taxi's fault.

  • tsakani.mpafi - 2012-04-05 13:37

    I don't undestand why we don't complain when we are squashed in taxis which we are paying for some will look at you in another look when they in a hurry and ask you to squeeze them some ppl need to learn to be rude we all going to day and all of us are not safe in the roads if we see there is something wrong with the drive call the popo may be one arrest can save lives I saw it and it was such a disturbing accident for hours they were trapped

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-06 19:58

    wake up people just look around you or are you too blind.

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