Biker dies after being hit by taxi

IN SHOCK: Annelie Wait sits outside her home in Despatch with children Charles, 12, and Charla, 17, after the tragic death of her husband, Charles (Inset). Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
IN SHOCK: Annelie Wait sits outside her home in Despatch with children Charles, 12, and Charla, 17, after the tragic death of her husband, Charles (Inset). Picture: EUGENE COETZEE

A DESPATCH family awoke to the tragic news yesterday that their husband and father had been killed in an accident on his way to work.

Charles Wait, 40, was flung off his motorbike when a taxi crashed into him just a few kilometres from his workplace.

The father of two, of Muller Street, Minor Heights in Despatch, was a technician at Volkswagen SA.

Police said the taxi driver claimed the vehicle’s brakes failed, causing him to collide with Wait at the Mel Brooks Avenue and Algoa Road intersection in Uitenhage shortly before 6am. – Gareth Wilson

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3 thoughts on “Biker dies after being hit by taxi

  • March 26, 2014 at 12:28 pm
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    RIP Charlie,the family is in my prayers, taxi drivers will just never stop driving like headless chickens,they don’t worry about their own lifes so why care about other lifes,wonder what is the ANC saying now?

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  • March 26, 2014 at 11:00 am
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    Yet another innocent victim of taxi drivers! The Taxi drivers in this area do exactly what they want and the Traffic cops do nothing to control them.I place this poor man’s death and many others at the door of our incompetent,lazy,useless,invisible traffic cops!I am so sorry for his family left without a father,husband and breadwinner! (Is this a good story to tell A.N.C.?)

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  • March 26, 2014 at 10:06 am
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    RIP Charile. May God Give his Family and Kids Strength and Support to overcome this very SAD Shocking Incident. Vw Body Shop we Miss You Charlie !

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