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Roadlink to pay victim R200 000

2012-06-19 08:24

Pietermariitzburg - A man seriously injured in a 2006 Roadlink bus crash in kwaZulu-Natal has won compensation through the High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

Judge Achmat Jappie ordered Roadlink to pay Noksigabo Shezi R100 000 before July 7 and R100 000 in August.

Shezi had claimed more than R2-million for medical expenses, loss of earnings, future loss of earnings and other expenses.

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Shezi suffered broken limbs, a dislocated spine and brain trauma in the crash and said he could no longer assist his mother, a herbalist in Johannesburg.

Counsel for Shezi said the accident was caused by driver fatigue but Roadlink claimed the crash was caused by a tyre blowout.

Twelve people were killed in the crash and 30 sustained serious injuries.

The bus was travelling to Durban from Johannesburg.

SAPA

Comments
  • johan.vanheerden.737 - 2012-06-19 16:04

    High time they start paying for their cavalier attitude towards safety, passangers and other road users- pity it was such a small amount

  • mogo.naut - 2012-06-19 19:56

    That's odd.. They usually always on fire.

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