Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-11-30 06:00

Two injured after bakkie overturns: Verulam

Two people were injured after the bakkie they were travelling in overturned on Hazelmere Road in Verulam on the night of November 11.

At approximately 11.35pm members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene by a passerby requesting medical assistance for the injured.

Upon arrival a Nissan 1400 bakkie was found lying on its roof.

Two of the five occupants suffered moderate injuries.

The injured were treated on scene by paramedics before being transported to Osindisweni Hospital. The driver fled the scene of the accident.

Norwegian woman injured in Uber collision: Canelands

A 23-year-old Norwegian woman suffered minor injuries after the Uber taxi she had boarded, collided into a truck and robot while on route to King Shaka International Airport.

Members of Rusa were called out to the Canelands and R102 intersection on after a motorist reported a collision.

Upon arrival, paramedics found that a white VW Polo had collided with a truck and a traffic light on the northbound lane of the R102.

The driver of the Uber taxi and two occupants of the truck were treated on scene and transported to hospital.

The woman who was in South Africa to complete her phycology studies and resides in Oslo, Norway explained that she was on route to the airport to board a flight to Europe when the Uber driver ignored a red light and crashed into the truck.

She described him as the “driver from hell” who almost collided several times between Berea and Verulam and had taken her off her route causing her an hour delay.

The hysterical woman refused medical treatment and requested reaction officers to assist her to get to King Shaka Airport as the boarding gates were about to close.

Officers then transported the woman to the airport.

Unidentified man killed by lightning: Verulam

An unidentified male has been killed after he was struck by lightning on the R102 in Verulam on Wednesday last week.

At approximately 1pm members of Rusa were called out to an overhead bridge on the R102 southbound lane after a passing motorist witnessed a man being struck by lightning.

Paramedics and reaction officers responded to the area and found a group of people had gathered on the bridge.

The lifeless body of an unknown male was found lying on the pavement.

Paramedics assessed the victim and found that he suffered burns to his body. He has not been identified.

Motor vehicle collision:

One person was injured following a collision involving two vehicles on Vincent Dickinson Road near Caneland in Verulam on Saturday.

Members of Rusa were called out to the scene by a passerby who reported the incident.

Upon arrival it was established that a Toyota Avanza was turning into a dirt road when a BAW Sasuka mini bus taxi attempted to overtake it.

The taxi collided into the Avanza resulting in one person being injured. He was treated on scene by paramedics before being transported to hospital in a stable condition.

The occupants of the taxi were not injured.

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- Supplied.


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