Drivers suspended after bus collision leaves 54 injured

2016-05-18 15:26


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Cape Town - A case of reckless and negligent driving is being investigated by police after two buses collided and burst into flames in Khayelitsha, leaving more than 50 people injured. 

Golden Arrow bus services spokesperson Bronwen Dyke confirmed that two of its drivers have been suspended pending further investigation. Both were "in a state of shock".

She said the two buses collided in Site C at about 18:00 on Tuesday.

"According to witness information and our preliminary investigations, the collision occurred when one of our drivers attempted to take evasive action to avoid a vehicle which was attempting to make a U-turn," Dyke said.

"In the process the bus collided with another one of our buses coming from the opposite direction."

Fifty-four passengers sustained what are believed to be minor injuries, Dyke said, and were transported to Khayelitsha Day Hospital. 

Both buses were burnt out at the scene.

Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk confirmed the incident.

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