SABC News - Accident


Actor Anton Yelchin of 'Star Trek' films dies in freak accident

Monday 20 June 2016 08:42

Actor Anton Yelchin was killed on Sunday when he was accidentally crushed by his own car against a driveway wall, police said.


Culpable homicide case opened after crash claims Rampai’s life

Sunday 29 May 2016 10:23

An investigation of culpable homicide has been opened, after the car crash that claimed the life of Mangaung Deputy Executive Mayor Connie Rampai, on Saturday.


JMPD officer run over by car

Sunday 22 May 2016 10:35

A Johannesburg Metro Police Officer was run over by a motorist on Saturday night on the N1 near the Buccleuch Interchange, north of Johannesburg.


In Mpumalanga, three people have burnt beyond recognition after a sedan and a taxi collided head on on Friday night.
Seven killed on SA roads

Saturday 21 May 2016 12:51

Seven people have been killed in separate accidents in three provinces.


Woman dies in a car, bakkie collision

Sunday 8 May 2016 08:29

A woman has died in the early hours of Sunday after a car and a bakkie collided on the N1/N14 in Brakfontein, Gauteng.


Nzimande visits recovering Wits student at Limpopo hospital

Sunday 8 May 2016 06:49

Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, has on Saturday visited one of the Wits student's admitted at the Polokwane Provincial Hospital in Limpopo.


R-41 crash victims mass funeral underway

Saturday 7 May 2016 09:50

Thousands of residents from Kagiso, Swaneville and surrounding areas on the West Rand have started arriving at the mass funeral service of the 15 victims of last week's horror crash on the R-41.


Fifteen people died in a taxi collision in Randfontein last Friday.
Santaco gives harsh warning to taxi drivers

Thursday 5 May 2016 05:55

The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) has warned taxi drivers to prepare for harsh sentences if they put the lives of their passengers and other road users at risk.


The fatal Randfontein accident that claimed 14 lives.
Randfontein victims remembered

Wednesday 4 May 2016 20:46

There have been more impassioned calls for drivers to change their behaviour on the country's roads after a spate of fatal crashes occurred in the past weekend.


Health MEC visits Wits crash survivors

Wednesday 4 May 2016 06:23

Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has visited four Wits University students in Johannesburg's Charlotte Maxeke hospital after they survived a fatal taxi crash.


Wits expresses shock at students' deaths in Limpopo crash

Monday 2 May 2016 14:15

Witwatersrand University (Wits) has described as shocking its students' passing away in a minibus taxi crash on the N1 near the Nyl Plaza toll in Limpopo.


Nine burnt beyond recognition in Limpopo crash

Monday 2 May 2016 09:34

Nine people have been killed after a mini bus they were travelling in overturned on the N1 near Nyl plaza toll gate in Limpopo.


This is the second taxi accident in the westrand over the long weekend after Friday’s accident that claimed 14 lives in Randfontein
Three killed in N12 Potchefstroom taxi crash

Sunday 1 May 2016 12:07

Three people were killed following a taxi crash that occurred on the N12 near Potchefstroom on the Gauteng's west rand.


The taxi is believed to have veered onto the truck, causing a head-on collision. All passengers were killed on impact.
Authorities to investigate Randfontein crash

Saturday 30 April 2016 10:17

The Department of Transport says the Road Traffic Management Corporation will investigate the crash that killed 14 people on the R41 in Randfontein, on Friday.


Traffic officials say the taxi allegedly swerved towards the truck causing the accident.
13 Dead in Randfontein taxi accident

Friday 29 April 2016 16:17

Police forensics experts have started collecting the bodies of 13 people who died in an accident between a taxi and a truck on the R41 in Randfontein on the West Rand.


One person died when a truck carrying rubble lost control on the steep road adjacent to the Guatrain tracks.
Gautrain passengers’ safety under the spotlight

Thursday 21 April 2016 19:23

The Gautrain passengers' safety has come under the spotlight following Wednesday’s accident in Pretoria.


The co-driver of the truck was killed in the accident.
Gautrain resumes operations after truck accident

Thursday 21 April 2016 05:42

The Gautrain has resumed operations between the Pretoria and Hatfield stations. This after a truck crashed into the railway line on Wednesday and caused services to be suspended.


Zuma extends condolences to families of members killed in bus accident

Monday 18 April 2016 15:24

President Zuma has extended his condolences to the families of eleven African National Congress (ANC) volunteers from Ekurhuleni who died in a bus accident.


Rescue services had to use the jaws-of-life to free the man from the car.
Motorists warned to avoid M1 highway due to accident

Saturday 16 April 2016 16:51

Motorists are advised to avoid the N1 at the Allandale Road exit in Midrand, between Pretoria and Johannesburg, due to a major accident along that route.


Speeding blamed for Simba Mhere's death

Friday 1 April 2016 12:05

Metro police officer has told the Randburg Magistrates court Johannesburg that speeding caused the accident that killed former Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere and his friend Kady-Shay O'Bryan.


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