Disregard of traffic light leads to accident

Disregard of traffic light leads to accident

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GK CRONJE

27 January 2021

According to eye witnesses, the taxi was launched into the air as it hit the Kia, and came to a halt on its side.

On Wednesday, 27 January, a collision occurred at the Church- and Buhrman Street intersections. According to bystanders, the driver of the red Toyota Quantum minibus taxi was traveling in Church Street at high speed, wholly disregarding the traffic light. Another motorist, driving a Kia station wagon, was busy turning at the traffic light, and was hit by the taxi. According to eye witnesses, the taxi was launched into the air as it hit the Kia, and came to a halt on its side.

At this time, there are no reports of serious injury, although several individuals were transported to the hospital for treatment. Emergency medical services, the fire department and towing services were on scene in a flash, with ACSU ensuring orderly conduct from onlookers.

Emergency personnel appeals to motorists to obey the traffic laws, and to keep to the speed limit.

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