RTMC joins the fray to investigate Welkom bus crash
16:48 Mon, 20 May 2019
RTMC joins the fray to investigate Welkom bus crash | News Article
The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has entered the fray of those who probing the circumstances behind the Intercape bus crash on Alma road in Welkom that left at least 9 dead and 45 injured on Monday morning.

RTMC spokesperson, Simon Zwane, says its officials are already on the ground in an effort to help and assist law enforcement agencies currently investigating a case of culpable homicide. This after the bus driver  committed suicide by allegedly hanging himself after losing control of the bus, resulting in the deadly accident.


Zwane says they do not want to be drawn into speculation, after it was said the driver got lost while driving on an unfamiliar route and ended up on the wrong side of the road. He says it’s sad when such incidents, that can be easily prevented, occur.


“The RTMC has dispatched a team of crash reconstruction and investigation experts to the site of the bus collision in the Free State to assist in establishing the cause of the crash that has claimed the lives of at nine people”  “Three of the passengers killed in the crash were children” The Chief Executive Officer of the RTMC, Advocate Makhosini Msibi has expressed great shock and sadness following news of the fatal crash.


“Our heartfelt condolences go to families of the deceased.  We wish them great strength and comfort during this dark moment in their lives. We further wish the injured passengers a speedy recovery,” Msibi concluded. The Free State Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Sipho Towa, told OFM News that four women and three children died at the scene, while one driver allegedly hanged himself following the accident.


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