Tragedy struck on the eMondlo Road at 6:25 this morning when the driver of a taxi was hit by a bus while changing a tyre on his vehicle.
According to a report by KwaZulu Private Ambulance, who responded to the accident, it is alleged that the bus was passing by and had managed to avoid the stationary vehicle until a light motor vehicle overtook it.
In a most unfortunate case of bad timing, the taxi driver emerged from under the taxi at the precise moment that the bus was forced to veer back into its lane to avoid colliding with the overtaking vehicle.
The bus collided with the taxi driver who was killed instantly.
In a separate incident a person died after after a taxi fell down an embankment on the R34 on Christmas Eve.