Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-04-06 06:02

Motor vehicle collision: Verulam

AT approximately 7.40am on 20 March members of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) were dispatched to Old Main Road in Ottawa after receiving reports of a motor vehicle collision.

Upon arrival it was established that a Toyota HiAce taxi had collided into the back of a Mitsubishi Triton bakkie.
It is alleged that both vehicles were travelling in the same direction. The Mitsubishi Triton was turning into Kisoon Road when the Toyota HiAce collided into the back of it. The occupants of both vehicles were not injured.

Cyclist knocked down: La Mercy

A 60-year-old man was injured after being knocked down while cycling on the M4 near the La Mercy lagoon on 21 March.

At approximately 7.15am members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving a call from a passing motorist reporting the incident. Upon arrival the cyclist was found to have sustained moderate injuries.

He was treated by paramedics before being transported to hospital.

It is alleged that the injured man and seven other cyclists were on a return trip from Durban to La Mercy when he was knocked by the driver of a Chev Utility bakkie.

Dog rescued from hunters trap: Verulam

A female pup was rescued after being trapped by a hunter’s snare in dense bush on Tafiq Avenue in Riyadh, Verulam on 21 March.

At approximately 8.15am members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene after receiving a call from a member of public requesting assistance to investigate noises he could hear from a nearby bush. Upon arrival a reaction officer accompanied by two residents entered the bush and found the pup with the metal wire wrapped tightly around its hind leg. The Rusa officer managed to free the dog and established that her leg was injured by the snare.

The pup is currently being housed at Rusa offices in Verulam until she is fetched by the SPCA.

It is alleged that hunters set traps in the area in an attempt to capture small game such as rabbits and buck, however, residents have complained that several dogs have been injured after being caught in the snares.

Motor vehicle collision: Tongaat

Three people, including a five-year-old child, were injured following a collision involving a Toyota Yaris and a Toyota Corolla at the Gopalall Hurbans and Hankinson Road intersection in Tongaat on 21 March.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene by passing motorists.
Upon arrival two private ambulance services were on scene and attended to the injured.

Two occupants of the Toyota Yaris and the child from the Toyota Corolla sustained minor to moderate injuries.

The injured were treated on scene before being transported to hospital.

Runaway tyres cause accident: Verulam

A pair of tyres that broke off a moving 12.5-metre truck collided with an Hyundai i20 at approx 7.40am on 22 March.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa arrived at the scene on Oakford Road near Redcliffe and found that the tyres and axle had broke of a Mercedes-Benz mechanical horse and trailer.

The tyres then struck a car travelling in the opposite direction. The driver of the light motor vehicle sustained minor injuries.

The truck, belonging to a hardware store, was on route from Verulam to Durban to load cement.

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