Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-06-15 06:01

Children injured in Collision: Verulam -

Two adults and two children suffered injuries after a intoxicated driver crashed into their vehicle at the Ireland and Wick Street intersection in the Verulam CBD on Saturday, May 27.

The children, a four-year-old and an eight-year-old were seated in the back seat when white Toyota Corolla collided with a Toyota Corolla Professional.

The children suffered minor injuries and were transported to local hospital by Reaction Unit SA (Rusa) Paramedics.

The driver claimed to have had three beers before the collision.

Two killed in shack fire: Tongaat -

Two people were killed following a fire at an informal settlement on Gugulethu Road in Hambanathi, Tongaat on Sunday, May 28.

At approximately 7.30pm members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from the public reporting the incident. Upon arrival emergency services including the eThekwini Fire and Rescue Services as well as private ambulances were on scene.

Fire fighters extinguished the blaze which spread to two shacks and recovered the badly burnt bodies of two people.

Due to the extent of the burns the identity or gender of both victims could not be distinguished.

The cause of the fire has not been established.

Vehicle/police radio recovered in shootout: Verulam -

A white VW Golf GTI was recovered by members of Reaction Unit South Africa during a high speed chase and shoot-out in Dawncrest, Verulam on May 30.

At about 4am the Rusa Operations Center received a call of theft of motor vehicle in progress at a crèche on Robin Street, Dawncrest.

Upon arrival on the scene Reaction officers found that three suspects had derailed a gate to the school and were attempting to steal a Toyota Quantum school bus. The suspects opened fire on the Reaction Officer and fled towards Inanda.

Officers pursued the vehicle and shot out the front tyre and door. The suspects then abandoned the vehicle and fled into the bush.

Vehicle computer boxes were found inside the vehicle. A police radio was recovered on scene. Officers found a drivers licence in the vehicle that was then traced to a policeman.

False registration plates were found to be stuck over the original plates.

Two shot during robbery: Verulam –

Two men were shot during what is believed to be a botched armed robbery near Redcliffe in Verulam on Tuesday, May 30.

At approximately 9.30am members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to a scrap metal business on Oakford Road after receiving a call from a resident in the area reporting multiple shots being fired.

Upon arrival the Provincial Ambulance Service was on scene and attending to an 18-year-old who had sustained a single gunshot wound to his back.

The second victim was shot twice, once through his left thigh and through his scrotum. The injured were stabilised on scene before being transported to hospital.

It is alleged that both individuals were approached by an unknown man who drew a firearm and without provocation fired a volley of shots at the two before fleeing the scene empty handed.

Brake failure blamed for accident: Verulam -

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to Kissoon Road in Ottawa, Verulam after receiving reports of an overturned vehicle on Tuesday, May 30.

Upon arrival an Isuzu bakkie was found lying on its side. Two of the three occupants including a three-year-old child sustained moderate injuries.

They were treated on scene before being transported to Osindisweni Hospital.

The driver of the bakkie claimed that as he started proceeding downhill towards a busy intersection the brakes on his vehicle failed. In an attempt to stop the vehicle he tried to climb an embankment, however, the bakkie overturned.

Woman attempts suicide: Verulam -

A 30-year-old woman is in critical condition after she set herself alight at her home on Todd Street, Verulam on Friday, June 2.

At approximately 1pm members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving a call from a family member requesting assistance for the injured woman. Upon arrival it was established that shortly after a domestic dispute with her husband the woman poured Benzine over her body and set herself alight. Her husband managed to extinguish the fire with a bucket of water.

Paramedics stabilised the woman, who had suffered burns to several parts of her body before transporting her to Osindsweni Hospital in a critical condition.

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