On Thursday morning between 1 and 2am at R566, Rama Street in Garankuwa two vehicles a Chevrolet and Hyundai crushed leaving both the drivers and a passenger injured. Letlotlonolo Morami said it is allegedly believed the robots at R566, Rama Street were not working. This led to the involved vehicles veering off the road. The two drivers sustained injuries including one passenger they were taken to Akasia hospital and Garankuwa, Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital.
Agreement Sibiya a community member said “Due to load-shedding which we are encountering, it might be the cause of this incident. Or one of them was negligent in their driving without looking and crushing into another car.” Adding that It is a tragedy that robot’s (traffic lights) are not working and people could have lost their lives due to authority that does not fix broken things.
Ditshego Phalane another community member said robots that are not operating don’t cause accidents most but cause a long convoy on the road, accidents are caused by losing focus, texting, drinking and driving, and rushing on roads.We contacted local authorities for a comment but had not yet received a reply by time of going to print.
By: Nthabiseng Makhubela