Here are top 10 terrific accidents that shocked everyone, and then faded from memory. They are a disturbing reminder of how we have become inured to the day by day carnage on our roads.
1. De Doorns mountainside crash
De Doorns mountainside crash is typically associated with farming strikes, yet in March a year ago a driver lost control of a twofold decker which tilted not far off before colliding with the mountain. People inside the bus had just attended a church service when the crash happened. At the time, it was called one of the most exceedingly terrible crashes in South African history and 24 individuals were killed. Brake failure was refered to as the main reason behind the crash.
2. Shocking Pinetown crash
3. Minibus taxi overturns
In this footage a taxi tilts off the street and topples before falling on its side. Taxi accidents are overflowing in South Africa with numerous vehicles not adequately tested for road-worthiness and drivers been accused of illegally obtaining licenses. The video above shows that road accidents are not just a risk to people trapped in cars, but also to pedestrians around the scene.
4. Holiday season crash
During the 2011 merry season, the Western Cape propelled a video campaign as part of its Safely Home initiative to urge road users to be alert while driving. The recordings contained CCTV surveillance footage of real traffic accidents.