Re: Major Accident in Kruger

Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:13 pm

Very sad to see something like this. It makes you wonder what they are doing in Kruger if they drive so fast? 0*\

Re: Major Accident in Kruger

Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:56 pm

‘Reckless’ Kruger park driver released on bail

about 1 hour ago

A driver cuffed for reckless, negligent and drunk driving near Skukuza in the Kruger National Park on Saturday was released on bail in the Bushbuckridge Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

ALSO READ: High speed believed to be the cause of Kruger crash

Skukuza police spokesperson Warrant Officer Bossie Boshoff said the case had been postponed to February next year, as they awaited the results of the man’s blood test.

Boshoff said it was believed that the driver, who is from Pretoria and was driving with his son in the vehicle, was travelling at a high speed at the time of the incident.

Boshoff said the driver was believed to have swerved but the left-hand side of the front of his vehicle crashed into the back of another vehicle, pushing it off the side of the road into the bushes and injuring an elderly woman occupant. He said she was transported to Nelspruit for further medical assistance.

Acting head of communications for the SA National Parks (SANParks) William Mabasa said in his 17 years of working for the park, he could not recall any other time where one vehicle had hit another vehicle from behind in the Kruger National Park.

He said that as investigations were ongoing, he could not confirm the reason for the crash, but he urged motorists in the park to remember to be on high alert at all times, as one never knew what may be on the road ahead, such as animals and other vehicles.

He further encouraged motorists in the park to remember that the speed limit on tar roads was 50km/hr while on sand roads, it was 40km/hr. He said traffic police were deployed on the roads, and fines would be imposed on those caught speeding.

– Caxton News Service

Read original story on citizen.co.za

http://lowvelder.co.za/lnn/229606/reckl ... ed-on-bail

Re: Major Accident in Kruger

Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:24 pm

Richprins wrote:he could not confirm the reason for the crash,


Mr Mabasa get real please,. there is evidence of to much dop,...
once again you would like to sponge this one into the washing
water, as per usual.

Richprins wrote:but he urged motorists in the park to remember to be on high alert at all times, as one never knew what may be on the road ahead, such as animals and other vehicles.


Again Mr Mabasa you are lathering the dirty laundry into grey washing water,.
please my friend, do not try offload responsibility like you do with your HR's,
onto innocent visitors.

You cannot expect anybody to be vigilant in a place of pure innocent bliss!!

It could have been avoided, Mr Mabasa this reckless driver left a port within
the sanctuary, controlled by yourself,.

Re: Major Accident in Kruger

Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:26 pm

so sad for inocent people 0*\

Re: Major Accident in Kruger

Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:43 pm

H. erectus wrote:You cannot expect anybody to be vigilant in a place of pure innocent bliss!!

It could have been avoided, Mr Mabasa this reckless driver left a port within
the sanctuary, controlled by yourself,
.


You can't be blaming Mr Mabasa for the incident?
This one rests with the driver of the offending vehicle.

The whole speeding issue has been debated over and over again.
But at the end of the day, the responsibility rests with the driver. There are signs every few km stating the speed limit. There are signs at the entrance gates, and entry permit.
If someone exceeds that, they are to blame, no one else

Re: Major Accident in Kruger

Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:46 pm

Hi dear DZombo,.

And you truly wish to tell me that all pay heed to
signboards, when personal detriment seems calling!!

My dear I wish to remind you that is why a establishment
such as Sanparks was called for, that to secure and place
there a situation in the greater interest of mankind!!

Failing this deliverance on their part, Sanparks, would speak
for self!!

Re: Major Accident in Kruger

Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:09 pm

Dzombo wrote:
H. erectus wrote:You cannot expect anybody to be vigilant in a place of pure innocent bliss!!

It could have been avoided, Mr Mabasa this reckless driver left a port within
the sanctuary, controlled by yourself,
.


You can't be blaming Mr Mabasa for the incident?
This one rests with the driver of the offending vehicle.

The whole speeding issue has been debated over and over again.
But at the end of the day, the responsibility rests with the driver. There are signs every few km stating the speed limit. There are signs at the entrance gates, and entry permit.
If someone exceeds that, they are to blame, no one else
\O

Re: Major Accident in Kruger

Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:33 pm

An accident in the Kruger National Park, which eyewitnesses say was caused by a vehicle travelling at an estimated 100 kilometres per hour, almost claimed the life of a Durban tourist on Saturday.

However, thanks to the quick action taken by Hazyview resident, Mr George van Deventer who arrived on the scene moments after it happened, Ms Brenda Liversage (71) and her husband Peter, lived to tell the story of their horrific ordeal. Van Deventer, the former manager of Elephant Point on the border of the KNP, was travelling in the park with Ms Marlene Hurter, his fiancée, for old time’s sake as they were about to relocate to Plettenberg Bay.

About 30 kilometres from Skukuza, another visitor stopped him to ask if he had any medical experience as a serious accident had just occurred. “I always travel with a first-aid kit, so upon arrival I was immediately able to stabilise her,” he told Lowvelder. The Liversages, who are frequent visitors to the park, said they didn’t really know what happened, but recalled a massive impact to their car’s rear end.

The impact was so severe that it forced the vehicle into a sideways skid, causing it to overturn. Brenda sustained internal bleeding and six broken ribs and Peter was badly bruised. ER24 arrived on the scene and Brenda was rushed to Kiaat Hospital. She is in a stable condition. Van Deventer and Hurter paid the traumatised couple a visit on Sunday, and were told “we will never visit the park again”. “We were staying at Protea Hotel where we have a timeshare,” Peter said.

“We rented a vehicle and we were offered insurance, but the we declined it as we never thought that something like this would happen in the park, where the speed limit is 50 kilometres per hour.” The driver of the vehicle who apparently caused the accident, was apparently travelling with his seven-year-old son. Both were unscathed. He was arrested on the scene and was released on bail. Mr William Mabasa, general manager of SANParks, said that they are aware of the accident and that case will be investigated. Hazyview Herald attempted to contact the driver who had allegedly caused the accident, but to no avail.

The publication was recently informed that the driver who allegedly caused the accident, is Mr Harry Engelbrecht, who reportedly works as an advocate in Pretoria. This is however yet to be confirmed.

http://hazyviewherald.co.za/201310/loca ... ue-in-knp/

Re: Major Accident in Kruger

Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:49 pm

I don't want to travel with safety belt in Kruger 0*\ Hopefully it is a "una tantum" O-/

Re: Major Accident in Kruger

Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:23 pm

It is ALWAYS a very few who spoil it for the majority! :evil: Make me sick @#$

I'm just glad to hear that the victims have survived O0