Two police officers killed in head-on collision with each other

2012-03-31 13:28

Two police officers were killed and another was critically injured when their cars collided head on, on the N2 at Winklespruit, outside Amanzimtoti in KwaZulu-Natal.

Spokesman Kwanele Ncalane said two policemen driving in a private vehicle and a police patrol car crashed after one of the drivers lost control of his vehicle.

The policemen in the private car were killed on impact, while the police member in the patrol car was critically injured.

Ncalane said it was possible that heavy rains in the area could have caused the accident.

“We are appealing to road users to be extra careful in the wet conditions,” he said. He said the department considered the accident as “a major blow”.

Road accidents such as this robbed the country of skilled people and those who made meaningful contributions to society, Ncalane said.

Police in the province were not immediately able to comment.

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