15 injured in Rea Vaya buses collision

On 8 January 2018, during heavy rainfall, two Rea Vaya buses unfortunately hit each other at a traffic circle between Orlando Police Station and Orlando Stadium.
The accident resulted in two passengers sustaining serious injures while another 13 had slight injuries. All injured passengers were taken to various healthcare facilities and have since been released.
“I wish those injured a speedy recovery,” said Member of the Mayoral Committee for Transport in the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Nonhlanhla Makhuba. “We do our very best to keep our passengers safe and this is a sad day for us,” she added.
Preliminary reports suggest that the reason for the accident could be attributed to poor visibility due to heavy rains in the area at that time. The bus operating companies will conduct further investigations to determine the cause of the accident and take remedial measures if need be.
“It is imperative that we determine how this can be prevented in future to ensure that our passengers and road users remain safe,” said MMC Makhuba.

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