Police van crashes into prison vehicle

2012-05-24 15:11
Cape Town - Four prisoners had to be cut from a police truck after it collided with an escort van on Thursday morning, Western Cape police said.

Warrant Officer November Filander said the truck was driving to Goodwood prison on the N1 highway around 08:30 when the police van acting as an escort sideswiped it.

The truck overturned near the Monte Visa off-ramp, trapping a female and three male prisoners.

Emergency medical services spokeswoman Keri Davids said they were slightly injured and taken to hospital. Two police officers in the van sustained back and head injuries.

A case of reckless or negligent driving was opened.

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