Thursday, March 26, 2009

Crash stops traffic

26 March 2009
By Mishkah Anthony, Sasha Forbes and Mikhaila Crowie

Salt River traffic came to near-standstill this afternoon, as rescue services tried to free accident victims after a collision involving a Golden Arrow bus, a goods truck transporting cement and a Toyota Corolla.

According to Bush Radio’s Busisiwe Mtabane, who arrived at the accident scene and spoke to eyewitnesses, the Golden Arrow Bus jumped the red robots which resulted in the bus colliding with the goods truck, which then eventually swerved into the Toyota Corolla.
Tristan Wadeley, ER24 spokesperson, said paramedics on the scene were unable to determine the cause of the accident that injured 37 people.

Wadeley said one person was seriously injured, five people were moderately injured and 31 people sustained minor injuries.

The injured were sent to various hospitals around the city.

Pictures by: Sive Msolo and Busisiwe Mtabane

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