N8 fatal bus driver not yet charged

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The driver of a bus that crashed into a stationary truck on the N8 between Bloemfontein and Botshabelo, which claimed eight lives and left 51 people injured earlier this month, has not yet been charged and police investigations are continuing. This is according to police spokesperson, Peter Kareli. Kareli told OFM News that although the provincial Department of Police, Roads and Transport has completed its investigations indicating that the driver lost control of the bus because he was focusing on oncoming traffic, the SAPS’ investigations are continuing and no arrests have yet been made.

Meanwhile, Interstate Bus Lines says the driver of the bus has been suspended and the company’s internal investigations are also on-going.