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Deadly Golden Arrow Bus Accident in Cape Town Claims Three Lives, Injures 21

Published September 27, 2023
9 months ago

A tragic accident involving a Golden Arrow bus claimed three lives and injured at least 21 others on Jakes Gerwel Drive, in the Athlone area of Cape Town. The incident occurred on Monday morning, before 9am.

The immediate cause of the accident as reported by the Golden Arrow Bus Service is that the bus driver lost control. However, a comprehensive investigation is set to take place to clarify the reason behind the horrific event.

While the exact circumstances remain unclear, emergency response teams moved swiftly to the scene, taking the injured to Groote Schuur, Tygerberg, and Mitchells Plain hospitals. The Western Cape Mobility MEC, Ricardo Mackenzie, in the wake of the accident, expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.

Golden Arrow Bus Service, the transportation company involved, has acknowledged the incident. They have confirmed from their preliminary reports that one of their buses was the vehicle involved and agreed with the event timeline being around 8:45am Monday morning.

The tragic accident has brought grief and shock to the local community, and its impact echoes across the city. Amid the sorrow, the incident raises ever-important issues of road user safety and effective transport management.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing, and further information is expected to emerge over the coming days.

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