The City of Joburg regrets a fatal accident involving a Rea Vaya bus, three private cars and a motorbike this morning at around 8.30 at the Corner of Empire and Victoria in Parktown. The driver of a motorbike and his son who was a passenger on the motorbike died instantly and one of the occupants of the private cars was injured and taken to hospital.
JMPD, SAPS and EMS were able to arrive at the scene immediately and were able to offer assistance and to direct the flow of traffic. “We are deeply distressed by the loss of life and injuries of road users. We urge drivers to be extra careful and obey the rules of the road at all times to avoid accidents” said, MMC of Transport, Cllr. Nonhlanhla Makhuba. Transport Department is waiting for the accident report from JMPD and the affected bus operating company, Litsamaiso.
ENDS, For enquiries;
For more information, please contact, Mr. Benny Makgoga, Director: Service Promotions, Transport: Rea Vaya BRT at 011 870 4612 or 071 381 2819, Mr Andre Van Niekerk, Director, Operations, 011 870 4608 / 076 8121138 or Mr. Nelson Rikhotso telephone, 011 988 6558 or cellphone number 083 4555471