South Africa: Pinetown, Horrific Footage of Car Crash (Video)

South Africa: Pinetown, Horrific Footage of Car Crash (Video)

South Africa, Pinetown,  Thursday evening, a truck skipped a red traffic signal, crashing into multiple cars that were responding to a green light.  It was reported that the death toll rose to 27.  Video footage, which appears to have been filmed from the dashboard of another vehicle waiting to approach the intersection, has been released on YouTube.

In this horrific video footage, one can see that people were waiting for the traffic lights to turn green, when approaching the intersection a large truck at an astonishing speed crashed into the vehicles, pushing them out of the way and into pieces.

The twenty-three year old truck driver was arrested shortly after the incident and will be facing multiple charges for manslaughter in court.  It has also been reported that the truck driver’s license has expired.

Colonel Vincent Mdunge said, “He has been charged with culpable homicide and reckless and negligent driving.”

It has been reported by the Kwazulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate, which could be a probable cause, that the trucks braking system had failed.  The incident will be investigated further.

The loss of such a high number of people, some of them breadwinners is painful and has affected so many households negatively. We urge road users especially drivers to exercise caution on the roads especially when carrying passengers. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and relatives of the deceased and wish those in hospital a speedy recovery.

A statement released on Friday by the Jeff Radebe, South Africa’s interim President, has expressed his grief in conjunction to the incident, urging people to drive more responsibly on the roads.

Written By: Landi Bezuidenhout

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6 Responses to "South Africa: Pinetown, Horrific Footage of Car Crash (Video)"

  1. Peter Langton   September 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I find this vid funny !!! It proves monkeys should not drive !!! Congrats so good to see these things

    Reply
  2. Sibekezelo   September 9, 2013 at 9:51 am

    How did you know that there will be the accident? who are you?

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  3. Sibekezelo   September 9, 2013 at 9:46 am

    HAU! Where were you during this accident? it seems like you were there and how did you survive.

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    • Landi Bezuidenhout   September 9, 2013 at 10:57 am

      Hi Sibekezelo, I was not at the incident… pretty sure of that.

      Reply
  4. Jones   September 8, 2013 at 3:23 am

    Why does your video say “Thank you for watch” at the end?A bit distasteful considering the content of the video don’t you think?

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    • Landi Bezuidenhout   September 9, 2013 at 10:58 am

      Evening Jones, if you have noticed, this is video, it was taken from YouTube.

      Reply

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