A major accident happened @ 7:30 am this morning on the corner of Hans Strijdom and Old Farm/Olympus in Pretoria East.
A taxi which was cruising down H/S hit another crossing over. Witness's said the one at fault was doing probably 110kmph.
There were definitely fatalities some immediate and some during the 90 minute evacuation and probably in hospital as well. Two helicopters were used and there was about 18 ambulances which assisted in the carnage.
It is so sad to see the death these irresponsible drivers cause and the one at fault was trapped inside with the female in the passenger seat hanging out the windscreen and deceased. The other driver tried to "disappear" but his injuries prevented him getting far.
I wish the law would truly hi these taxi drivers hard and give hard penalties for their various infringements.
I feel sorry for those passengers, whom have no other means of transport but to put their lives in these idiots hands every day and after speaking to some of my friends they say they are always scared but even more scared to say something to bad drivers. The also often witness bribes being given to traffic police.
This has to be stopped and they need to pay for endangering the lives of innocent people. Perhaps confiscation of vehicles after infringements etc would be best so they cannot endanger others.
Hans Strijdom is a "Hell" road and our councillor has approached the municipality for cameras etc @ the intersection at a cost of R65K but "they have no money" but also too often they have a few less voters and poor lives are lost too often at the intersection.
After this horrific accident hopefully something will get done.