Blue light cop car slams into biker

2011-11-18 11:47
PK Smit, who broke two ribs when he was knocked off his motorbike by a police car which disregarded a red light at an intersection. (Beeld)

PK Smit, who broke two ribs when he was knocked off his motorbike by a police car which disregarded a red light at an intersection. (Beeld)

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Pretoria - A lecturer at the Tshwane University of Technology has allegedly been knocked off his motorbike by a police car at an intersection in Pretoria, Beeld reported on Friday.

According to the report, the policeman did not get out of the car to see whether PK Smit, 48, was injured.

"When I asked the policeman what was so important that he had to disregard a red traffic light he said: 'But my blue light was on'," Smith said.

The accident occurred on Monday at the corner of Skinner street and DF Malan drive.

Smit had been waiting for the traffic light to turn green, and when it did, he pulled off.

No sirens

"When I got to the middle of the intersection, a police car came racing along at a stinking speed. Only his blue light was on, not his sirens. I heard his revving in my helmet."

Smit swung out and hit the flying squad car's passenger side then landed on the ground.

He broke two ribs.

This "blue light" incident comes after Thomas Ferreira, 18, was knocked over near Krugersdorp earlier in November, allegedly by a driver for Gauteng local government and housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi.

The vehicle allegedly skipped a red traffic light and overtook a taxi on the yellow line before hitting Ferreira.

An eyewitness said a blue light was flashing on the vehicle at the time.

Xoli Mngambi, spokesperson for the Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane, said Ferreira was still in a coma in hospital and had contracted double pneumonia.

The driver had also been charged with reckless and negligent driving.

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