52 passengers injured as GABS bus overturns on N2 R300 turn-off

Fifty-two passengers received medical treatment on Monday, after the bus they were travelling in overturned on the N2 R300 turn-off, just before 6p.m on Monday. The bus was on its way to Lost City, Mitchell's Plain.

SCREENSHOT: GABS bus overturns 

Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) spokesperson, Bronwen Dyke-Beyer, says the exact cause is unknown, adding its onboard systems have ruled out speeding as a possible cause. 

‘’Golden Arrow officials and emergency personnel were on the scene and all injured passengers received treatment, 52 passengers were treated for minor to moderate injuries – the six moderate injuries were reportedly related to neck and back pain.’’

‘’Our officials will be in contact with the injured passengers to check in on them and explain the Road Accident Fund claim procedure and assist them with all of the necessary paperwork,’’ said Bronwen Dyke-Beyer, Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) spokesperson.

She says the bus driver was immediately suspended; pending an ‘intensive’ investigation to determine the cause of the accident. 

 The bus company assured passengers that all prospective bus drivers undergo rigorous training and must demonstrate outstanding professional driving skills before being allowed to operate as a Golden Arrow Duty Bus Driver.

‘’Golden Arrow operates more than 1000 buses across the metropole. We are acutely aware of the essential public service that we provide, and this is reflected in our approach to road safety.’’

Road safety refresher courses, the Driver of the Year competition, counselling and other initiatives complement the work of our Training and Assessment Centre. Our buses are all sent for roadworthy certification every six months and are subject to a comprehensive preventative maintenance schedule,’’ said Bronwen Dyke-Beyer, Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) spokesperson.


Done By: Mitchum George


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