Reaction Unit SA crime report

2016-12-22 06:01

One dead and several injured in truck and taxi collision: Verulam -

Approximately 13 people were injured following a collision involving a taxi and a truck on the north bound lane of the R102 between the Verulam and Canelands intersection on Monday 19 December.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from the public requesting assistance for the injured.

Upon arrival a Nissan diesel tip truck was found lying on its side in the centre median separating the north and south bound lane. A Toyota Hiace taxi was found across the road.

Two woman were seriously injured and the jaws of life had to be used to free them from the taxi. A specialised medical helicopter landed at the scene and airlifted a critically injured woman to Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital where she later died.

It is alleged that the truck was travelling in the direction of Canelands when the taxi suddenly turned off the R102 into Inanda Road resulting in the collision.

Hijacked vehicle recovered: Verulam -

A Chevrolet utility bakkie that was hijacked during a business robbery in Ndwedwe, KZN was recovered in Redcliffe by members of Rusa on Wednesday 14 December.

At approximately 8.30pm officers were dispatched to a tuck shop in Ndwedwe after being informed of an armed robbery. Upon arrival it was established that four armed suspects in an Opel Corsa bakkie forced their way into the business and stole and undisclosed amount of cash.

As the suspects exited the premises they hijacked a member of public and took his bakkie. Both vehicles then fled the scene towards Verulam. Officers patrolled the area and found the bakkie abandoned in Redcliffe.

An extensive search for the suspects was conducted however no arrests were made.

Four injured in head on collision: La Mercy -

Four people were injured, two critically, following a head on collision on the M41 near La Mercy on Sunday 18 December.

Members of Rusa were dispatched to the scene and upon arrival found that a Kia Rio and a Toyota Corolla were involved in the collision. A couple from the Toyota Corolla were ejected from the vehicle and suffered serious injuries while the two occupants of the Kia Rio suffered moderate injuries.

Paramedics from several private ambulance services stabilised the injured before transporting them to hospital. - Supplied.

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