10 prisoners hurt in Ekurhuleni crash

2011-12-20 19:20
Johannesburg - Ten women prisoners were slightly injured on Tuesday when the vehicle they were being transported in, collided with six others on the R24 East near Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

They were being taken back to Johannesburg Prison after appearing in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court when the accident happened around 16:20, spokesperson Inspector Mveli Nhlapo said.

A motorist apparently lost control when he braked, crashed through the barrier and collided with oncoming traffic. The driver sustained serious injuries.

"The [prisoners] were checked, treated for shock on the scene and safely transported to Johannesburg Prison," said Nhlapo. They sustained minor injuries. There were no fatalities.

Traffic was severely affected near the Barbara Road offramp. A case of reckless or negligent driving would be investigated.
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