Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-05-04 06:00

Head on collision: Verulam

At approximately 1:15pm on Sunday, 16 April members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the R102 and Inanda Road intersection in Verulam after receiving reports of a motor vehicle collision.

Upon arrival a VW Golf was found to have collided head on into a Kia Picanto.
The occupants of both vehicles suffered moderate injuries and were treated on scene before being transported to hospital.

It is alleged that the VW Golf was turning from the south bound lane into when it collided into the Kia Picanto which was travelling in the direction of Canelands.


House break-in: Verulam

At approximately 3pm on Sunday, 23 April.members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to a home on Sew Drive in Southridge, Verulam after receiving reports of a house break-in.

Upon arrival it was established that entry into the home was gained via a bedroom window.
The window pane was removed and the burglar bars had been forced in.
It could not be confirmed if the suspects were still in the house or if they had already fled. Reaction officers penetrated the home however no suspects were located.

A Lenovo laptop was stolen during the break-in.


Biker suffers amputation after crash: Verulam

A 32-year-old Zimbabwean national was seriously injured after he crashed his Yamaha motor bike on Oakford Road, Verulam.

At approximately 1.30am on Monday, 17 April members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from passing motorists requesting assistance for an injured man.
Upon arrival the intoxicated biker was found to have collided into a metal barrier. His right leg had been amputated from below the knee.
Paramedics stabilised the man before transporting him to hospital.

According to witnesses the biker, who is employed by a local take away to do deliveries, had crashed an hour earlier on Palm Street, Verulam.
He was not injured and left the scene prior to the arrival of authorities.


Suicidal man rescued from river: Tongaat

A man who had fallen into a river separating the Tongaat Indoor Sports Centre and the Tongaat Outspan Grounds in the Tongaat CBD was rescued by members of Reaction Unit South Africa.

At approximately 3pm on Saturday, 22 April Rusa medics were dispatched to the scene after receiving a call from a member of public reporting the incident.
Upon arrival the man was found floating in the river. Rusa medics managed to pull the man out of the water. 
With assistance from the eThekwini Fire and Rescue Services the man was carried up the river bank and was treated by paramedics before being transported to hospital.

It is alleged that the unidentified individual had jumped into the river with the intention of committing suicide.
Reasons behind his course of action has not been established at this stage

Theft suspect murdered: Verulam

An unidentified man was murdered on Temple Road inTemple Valley, Verulam on Saturday, 22 April.

At approximately 4pm members of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) were called out to the scene after receiving a call from a member of public.
The caller informed the Rusa operations centre that a man was lying on the pavement bleeding excessively from his mouth.

Upon arrival the man showed no signs of life and was declared dead on arrival by paramedics.
His identity has not been established at this stage, however residents in the area claimed that he was a known thief and drug user.

It is alleged that the deceased was assaulted after he had been caught stealing however this could not be confirmed.

Driver injured after colliding with cow: Verulam

A 41-year-old Verulam resident was injured after he knocked into a cow on Buffelsdraai Road, Redcliffe on Saturday, 22 April.

At approximately 6.30pm members of Reaction Unit South Africa responded to the scene after receiving several calls from the public reporting the incident.
Upon arrival the driver of a VW Golf was found to have sustained moderate injuries after he knocked into a black cow that was walking on the road.
The driver claimed that due to poor lighting and the cow being black it made it difficult for him to see the animal on the road.
The driver was treated on scene by paramedics before being transported to hospital.

The cow was also injured during the accident.
It's owner could not be located. Several residents complained that the cows were left unattended to graze in the area and posed a danger to drivers when they crossed the road.

Several residents complained that the cows were left unattended to graze in the area and posed a danger to drivers when they crossed the road.

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