Monday, November 30, 2009

Bloody Sunday on country’s roads

By Khanyisa Tabata
30 November 2009



At least ten people have died and over 80 others were injured in road accidents across the country yesterday.

According to reports by paramedics and metro officials bad weather played a major part in several of the accidents which took place in Durban, Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal.

In the most serious incidents, two people were killed in Germiston and sixteen others were injured when a taxi knocked down and killed a pedestrian before ending up in a ditch.

On the R101, north of Pretoria, two people were killed and 15 critically injured when a taxi and a bakkie collided head-on and burst into flames.

In one incident in Durban, the driver of a minibus taxi was killed and five of his passengers injured when he lost control while travelling on the M35 near Malagazi.

Meanwhile, in Cape Town, a motorist burnt beyond recognition after their car burst into flames after crashing into another vehicle on the N1 near Joostenbergvlakte.

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