Two die as car, truck collide in Durban

2012-12-29 17:40

Johannesburg - Two people died when their car collided with a truck on the Higginson Highway bridge in Durban on Saturday, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinman said the two men in the car died on impact, while two people in the truck sustained critical injuries.

The injured were taken to hospital for further medical care.

  • rodney.subbiah - 2012-12-29 21:12

    This vehicle belongs to the Ethekweni Municipality and is assinged to the speaker counsellor Logie Naidoo. He was not in the vehicle @ the time. Toyota Landcruiser Prado.

  • seshen1 - 2012-12-29 21:59

    The leading cause of accidents appears to be inexperienced drivers and not the type of vehicle a person drives. The size of your rims or speakers does not matter when some people appear not to know their left indicator from their right.

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-12-29 22:01

    lacrimosewolf that is why authorities are put in place,to make idiots responsible.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-12-29 22:53

      Mike, you keep harping on this. Logically we cannot have the same number or greater police than we do road users. At some point, even in Utopia, there will be a place where nobody's watching. If we are a nation of 'adults' who will always do naughty things just because the grown-ups aren't looking, then we have a very serious mental-health crisis indeed

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-12-29 22:09

    Im sorry but the size of rims and tyres change the dynamic of a vehicle if fitted as non standard,its all about the feel good about myself syndrome.Most manufactures claim you may go two sizes over standard as they spend millions researching the best dynamic for a vehicle and its intended purpose.

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-12-29 22:10

    Who was in the vehicle at the time?

  • verushka.naidoo - 2012-12-29 22:16

    I totally agree that speeding kills, but seeing how people drive on the roads these days, I think that the bigger problem is not people buying rims and sound.. But rather buying their license!

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-12-29 22:25


  • patrina.naidoo.98 - 2012-12-29 22:52

    How stereotypical is it that people automatically assume the accident was caused a result of enhancements to the vehicle. Yes it was a collision. Whose fault was it? Who are we to speculate? Speed does kill but so does distraction from the road due to speaking on the phone as well as drinking and driving. As to whether the accident was caused as result of any of the above no one is privy to that. What's important to take from this is two family will mourn during this festive people. People please learn to be considerate on the road. If not for yourself than for others.

  • bradley.naidoo.33 - 2012-12-29 22:53

    Before making accusations you should probably find out facts before commenting!Sound and Mag wheels have nothing to do when it comes to driving!People are buying their code 10 licences and getting into a normal passenger vehicles and endangering people on our roads!!

      Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-12-30 09:48

      Did anyone actually say that tyres or sound caused this accident???

  • morwen.fourie - 2012-12-30 07:42

    Higginson Highway is one of the busiest and most dangerous roads linking way too much traffic in all directions. Some serious replanning needs to be done, and speedsters need to be monitored more vigorously. RIP to my dear friend Sheila who was killed there.

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-12-30 09:51

    So bradley you are assuming that the driver had the incorrect licence and if you know what you do report it to IOU,its on us,on facebook.

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-12-30 09:54

    Lacri you seem to be missing the point!

  • prakash.singh.169 - 2012-12-30 11:40

    One of the vehicles belongs to the Ethekwini Municipality, and the driver together with the Metro Police bought their licences, this was stated in the Manase report.

      raj.morar.1 - 2012-12-31 11:43

      And you know this HOW? You say this specific driver bought his licence? You read this in the manase report?.

  • theuns.barnardt - 2012-12-30 15:42

    I drove to Durban 2 weeks ago , and the problem were the trucks, they keep overtaking each other and always on a uphill, sometimes it takes about 10 minutes for the truck to overtake another and the cars behind thin get impassioned. This happened more than 50 times from Durban to Jhb , sometime they don't even indicate and just swing in front of you or say in the fast lane. I think the Traffic department must order the trucks to take the alternative roads in the holiday seasons or stay in the slow lanes.

      Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-12-30 21:25

      Put large freight back onto trains.

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