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Cape Town Bus Accident Kills 1

Cape Town Bus Accident Kills 1

A bus overturned on Lansdowne Road in Phillipi, Cape Town, South Africa, on April 7. Authorities believe the bus turned over in an attempt to avoid collision with another vehicle. One person was killed in the accident while another one was critically injured. Authorities said at least 25 others sustained minor to moderate injuries. The [...]

3 Dead, 26 Injured after Bus Veers Off Road in South Africa

3 Dead, 26 Injured after Bus Veers Off Road in South Africa

A bus swerved off the road at the Franschhoek mountain pass, Western Cape, South Africa, on March 7. Authorities believe the accident happened when the bus was transporting members of the Groendal rugby club. Three people lost their lives in the accident while 26 others sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical. The cause of [...]

24 Injured as Buses Collide in South Africa

24 Injured as Buses Collide in South Africa

Two buses collided on the A Z Berman Road of Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain in Western Cape, South Africa, on February 9. According to an ER24 official, “It’s believed the first bus collided with the rear of the second bus, causing the patients’ injuries. On inspection paramedics discovered that 24 people in the first bus has sustained [...]

Bus Overturns in Free State; Atleast 52 Injured

Bus Overturns in Free State; Atleast 52 Injured

A bus overturned near Harrismith in Free State, South Africa, on the morning of January 24. The accident happened when the bus was carrying some adult passengers along with 31 students of the New Horizon School. According to Sergeant Mmako Mophiring, “At about 8am the bus’s front tyre burst and it left the road into the nearby farm where it [...]

2 Dead, 56 Injured in Free State Bus-Truck Collision

2 Dead, 56 Injured in Free State Bus-Truck Collision

A bus crashed into a truck near Welkom, Free State, South Africa, after midnight on December 13. The accident happened when the Intercape bus was heading to Cape Town with 56 passengers aboard. Two people, including the bus driver, were killed in the accident while atleast 56 others were injured. The injured were shifted to hospital.

35 Injured as Bus Overturns in Pretoria

35 Injured as Bus Overturns in Pretoria

A bus overturned on the N1 highway in Wonderboom, Pretoria, South Africa, shortly after 6:30 a.m. on November 2. According to Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha, "The bus was travelling southbound on the N1 when the trailer started swaying for unknown reasons, the bus then overturned and rested on its side across the highway." Thirty five [...]

4 Killed, 31 Injured in South Africa Bus Crash

4 Killed, 31 Injured in South Africa Bus Crash

A Durban Transport bus crashed off an embankment and fell 50m down near Bridge City Mall, on Bhejane Road in KwaMashu, South Africa, at about 6:30 a.m. on September 23. The accident happened when the bus was taking atleast 35 passengers from Ntuzuma to Point. Four people, including 3 men and a woman, were killed in the crash while 31 others [...]

Bus Crash in Johannesburg Injures 30 Children

Bus Crash in Johannesburg Injures 30 Children

A bus carrying children overturned on Main Harding Road in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the afternoon of August 4. Thirty children suffered injuries of varied degrees. They were transported to a hospital in Port Shepstone. According to Chris Botha of Netcare 911, the bus was lying on its side and kids were spread all over the road by the [...]

Trains Collide in Durban

Trains Collide in Durban

Two Metrorail trains collided in Durban on July 8 2014, injuring eighty people. (The reported number of injuries ranges from fifty to eighty.) Some of the injured were hospitalized at Addington Hospital, and some were treated by paramedics. EMS were on the scene There were no fatalities reported, and while some of the injuries were serious, [...]

Commuter Bus Crashed Near Mbombela; 2 Killed, 113 Injured

Commuter Bus Crashed Near Mbombela; 2 Killed, 113 Injured

A Buscor bus collided with an SBV cash-in-transit vehicle, and fell into a culvert between Carino and Tekwane South, KaNyamazane, 15 km off Mbombela, South Africa. The accident which happened on the morning of June 11 killed at least 2 people while 113 others were injured. Most of the injured sustained lacerations and fractures. They were [...]

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