Vehicle Accident Summary

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Vehicle Accident Summary

Post by Richprins » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:21 am

Those marked with a [O] involve normal private tourists in normal hours in an area with cellphone reception.

2003 1 killed. Staff member dies. H11. https://www.sanparks.org/about/news/?id=55900
2007 - 6 injured. Private OSV overturns. H11 https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News ... h-20070915
5 killed. Foreign tourist H14 bridge http://www.krugerpark.co.za/krugerpark- ... 24636.html

2008 7 injured. Liquor delivery truck hits OSV. S25 https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News ... e-20081013

2009 1 killed. Contractor truck Mopani-Shingwedzi road. https://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/n ... cident.php

2012 7 impala killed by contractor. H11 https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News ... a-20120508

2014 1 elephant killed. 2 visitors with minor injuries. Contractor vehicle with late permit. Malelane.
viewtopic.php?f=338&t=5042&start=10
No injuries. Staff vehicle goes off H14 bridge. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=4328&start=30
1 impala killed. Franchise operator, Sigita. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=4626
1 hippo killed. Sanparks employee after hours. H4-1. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=10176

2015 1 hippo killed. Unconfirmed but suspected truck after hours. H1-2. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=5042&start=20

2016 No serious injury. Contractor vehicle leaves Lower Sabie bridge. Diesel spill.
https://rekordcenturion.co.za/78291/nat ... ark-river/
1 impala killed. H1-3. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=5042&start=60
1 tourist Injured. 1 allegedly arrested for speeding. H1-2 https://letabaherald.co.za/30752/speed- ... sh-in-knp/
3 visitors killed. Taxi overturned Mopani-Shingwedzi road.
https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/sci-te ... onal-park/
7 injured. UK tourists hit by Mozambican commuters. Punda Maria gravel road.
https://m.traveller24.com/Explore/Bush/ ... h-20160311
No serious injuries. Military truck goes off Crocodile Bridge. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=7154
1 cheetah killed. Outcome unknown. H3. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=5042&start=40

2017 4 injured. Local tourists leave road. H3 https://www.sanparks.org/about/news/?id=57374
No serious injury. Delivery truck overturns near Olifants. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=7507
No Serious injury. Truck overturns at Crocodile Bridge. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=7534
2 injured. Foreign tourists overturn vehicle. Suspected heart attack. Satara. [O]
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1 injured. Local tourist rolls vehicle. H1-4.
https://lowvelder.co.za/352819/elderly- ... onal-park/


2018 2 killed. Local day visitors ejected from car during roll. Olifants-Phalaborwa road.
https://mpumalanganews.co.za/345948/two ... epeat=w3tc
1 Rhino injured. Staff member vehicle involved at night. H10.
http://www.krugerpark.co.za/krugerpark- ... 22527.html
No serious injury. Foreign tourist rolls camper van. S99. [O] viewtopic.php?f=338&t=8561


2019
No serious injuries. Delivery truck overturns. Berg-en Dal turnoff. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=10133
Uncertain outcome. Car rolls. Orpen. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=9927
1 Seriously injured. Car rolls. Crocodile Bridge. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=9927
No injuries. Car hits buffalo. Olifants-Letaba Road. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=9839
Uncertain outcome. Car hits truck. H4-1 Nkuhlu. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=9513
Uncertain outcome. Car hits tree after hours. H4-1. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=9513
Uncertain outcome. Tourist rolls car. H10. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=9238
1 killed. Local day visitor drives into tree. Punda Maria gravel road.
https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa ... uger-park/
4 injured. Local tourists drive into Kruger Gate.
https://www.jacarandafm.com/news/news/h ... sh-pillar/
3 Impala killed. Normal tourist. H1-2.
https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/sout ... uger-park/
1 killed. Swiss tourist hit by taxi. Mopani-Shingwedzi road.
https://lowvelder.co.za/513744/eyewitne ... urist-knp/

2020 Uncertain Outcome. Bakkie leaves road after hours. H4-2. viewtopic.php?f=338&t=10176
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Re: Vehicle Accident Summary

Post by Alf » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:35 am

What a long list :-(
Next trip to the bush??

Let me think......................

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Re: Vehicle Accident Summary

Post by Flutterby » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:36 am

That's a lot!! :shock:

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Re: Vehicle Accident Summary

Post by Richprins » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:56 am

I'm trying to work out how many accidents are caused by sightings apps. :-?
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Re: Vehicle Accident Summary

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:25 am

I don't think that the Sightings App causes serious accidents, only a lot of traffic jams and most likely also speeding, but not the kind that result in accidents.
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Re: Vehicle Accident Summary

Post by Peter Betts » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:44 am

Lisbeth wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:25 am
I don't think that the Sightings App caurses serious accidents, only a lot of traffic jams and most likely also speeding, but not the kind that result in accidents.
Sightings Apps dont cause accidents per se ..They just ruin the experience for others by speeding past, Hogging sightings , Road Rage causing , They are not necessary period

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Re: Vehicle Accident Summary

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:33 am

I perfectly agree with you, Peter, I am not a pro app ;-)
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Re: Vehicle Accident Summary

Post by graham » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:30 pm

Agreed - no need for RP to do any more work X#X

There are a surprisingly large number of incidents where vehicles have rolled or left the road. Lack of concentration alone can't account for this as at low speeds a driver should often be able to correct before there is a serious accident. Minor damage would go largely unreported. It would be very interesting to get some input from the car hire companies. They will have records of all scratches and bumps!

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Re: Vehicle Accident Summary

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:52 pm

Those numbers would be mostly from foreigners' cars and I am convinced that most of them have never heard about "latest Sightings" ;-)
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Re: Vehicle Accident Summary

Post by Richprins » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:46 pm

I think it is more interesting how few accidents are actually caused by tourists after all. ;-)
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