The South African Police Service get a lot of criticism for their sometimes lacksidasical approach to the job, but in this case, they’re certainly ahead of the game:
Eleven critical after Alberton crash
Eleven people were critically injured when a taxi and a Toyota Corolla collided head-on in Alrode South, Alberton this morning, Ekurhuleni metro police said.
“Ten people from the taxi and the driver of the Corolla were rushed to the Natalspruit hospital,” said Inspector Jimmy Maboko.
The cause of the accident was unknown but it is suspected that one of the vehicles veered out of control and crashed onto an oncoming one at 6am.
A case of culpable homicide was being investigated, Maboko said.
Why? No-one was killed.
Culpable Homicide is defined simply as “the unlawful negligent killing of a human being”.
(S v. Naidoo and Others, Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa, Case 321/2001)