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2013-09-18 07:54

SPLIT-SECOND HORROR CRASH IN KZN: A truck smashed its way through traffic resulting in the deathS of 23 people. Image: YouTube


New aerial footage has surfaced of the horrific crash in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal where 22 people died when a truck crashed into four minibus taxis and a car. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.

Wheels24 reader Mike believes the driver of an articulated truck that killed 23 people in Pinetown "cannot be held responsible for an unroadworthy vehicle."

The owner of an articulated truck that killed 23 people in Pinetown when it ran through a red light early in September 2013, appealed for calm and to allow investigations to be completed on September 16.

Gregory Govender issued a statement and held a news media conference in Durban as his driver Sanele Goodness May appeared in the Pinetown Regional Court. May, a 23-year old Swazi national, faces 23 counts of murder and one count of reckless driving.


Wheels24 reader MIKE believes the driver "cannot be held responsible for an unroadworthy vehicle". Here's what he had to say:

I believe the driver cannot be held responsible for an unroadworthy vehicle. He is a young man from Swaziland. How can he as driver be responsible for the state of the vehicle? He was probably only too happy to have a job and would've jeopardised it by complaining to the employer about the faults in the vehicle.

Imagine having to live with this knowledge for the rest of your life? It's awful.

My heart bleeds for him.
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