Police search for accident witnesses

2017-09-26 06:00
The two taxis that allegedly collided at Voortrekker and Sunnbrae in Salt River on Thursday morning.

The two taxis that allegedly collided at Voortrekker and Sunnbrae in Salt River on Thursday morning.

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Maitland police are appealing to anyone who witnessed a truck accident that killed three men on the N1 at the Koeberg Interchange on Wednesday 20 September to help with the investigation of a culpable homicide case.

Provincial police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk, says: “Police need the assistance of the public who can help with information. Anyone with information and who witnessed this accident is kindly requested to contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Melvyn Matthews, on 079 894 0092 or 021 506 9400/52 or alternatively Crime Stop on 08600 10111.”

He says a container truck was driving from the M5 onto the N1 in the direction of Cape Town when “it is alleged that the driver lost control of the truck, and the truck and container fell on a Ford ­Fiesta”.

The two occupants of the car died instantly.

The truck driver later died at Vincent Palotti Hospital from severe injuries.

In another incident, City of Cape Town Traffic Department spokesperson Maxine Bezuidenhout, says two taxis collided at Voortrekker and Sunnbrae in Salt River on Thursday morning, leaving three passengers slightly injured.

She says no arrest has been made as yet and the incident has been recorded with the police.

She also says another taxi collision is being investigated following another accident that happened between two taxis on the N2, between Jan Smuts and Raapenburg in Pinelands on Friday ­morning.

Russel Meiring, ER24 spokesperson, says this accident, which reportedly left 12 people injured, occurred at about 09:20.

“ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene to find the two taxis in the fast lane of the highway. Several people were found walking around on the scene while one other was found seated in one of the taxis. Paramedics assessed the patients and found that twelve had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to various hospitals for further treatment.” Provincial police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk, referred queries about this accident to the City’s Traffic Department.

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