Reaction Unit SA crime report

2018-03-15 06:00

PEDESTRIAN RUN OVER: WATERLOO

A 27-year-old man was injured after he was run over by a taxi on Pricklepear Road in Waterloo last Wednesday.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene by the public requesting assistance for the injured man. Upon arrival he was treated by medics for moderate injuries before being transported to Osindisweni Hospital.

It is alleged that the pedestrian was run over by a Toyota Quantum taxi that was reversing to pick up a passenger. After knocking him to the ground the vehicle drove over him, resulting in his injuries. The driver claimed that he had not seen the man behind him. The occupants of the taxi were not injured in the accident.

ACKERMANS ROBBED: VERULAM

Members of Rusa are currently standing off at Ackermans on Ireland Street in the Verulam CBD following an armed robbery that occurred last Thursday.

According to witnesses three men entered the store and produced 9 mm pistols. They threatened to shoot employees if they activated the panic button. The suspects then robbed the business of an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on foot. During their escape they robbed a woman of her handbag in the mall.

Three employees of Ackermans were transported to hospital after one of them fainted and the remaining two displayed signs of shock.

FOURTEEN INJURED IN TAXI COLLISION: HAZELMERE

Fourteen people were injured after the taxi they were travelling in collided with a Nissan NP 200 bakkie on Hazelmere Road in Verulam last Saturday.

Members of Rusa were called out to the scene by motorists requesting assistance for the injured.

Upon arrival, medics treated 13 passengers of the Toyota Hiace, as well as the driver, for mild to moderate injuries before transporting them to Osindisweni Hospital.
The driver of the taxi was stuck in the vehicle due to a broken leg.

He had to be extricated from the driver’s seat by medics. The driver of the bakkie was not injured in the accident.

Both vehicles were extensively damaged.

It is alleged that the taxi was travelling to Hazelmere when the driver suddenly turned in front of the bakkie that was travelling in the opposite direction.

HIT AND RUN DRIVER ARRESTED: VERULAM

A 23-year-old drunk driver was arrested by reaction officers after he fled the scene of an accident where three people were seriously injured on Vincent Dickinson Road in Canelands last Saturday.

Members of Rusa were called out to the scene after receiving multiple calls from the public requesting assistance for three pedestrians who were run over by a Toyota Quantum.

Upon arrival it was established that the vehicle had fled the scene without stopping.

Two woman were critically injured while a third pedestrian suffered moderate injuries.

They were stabilised on scene by medics from two private ambulance services before being transported to hospital.

While on scene, reaction officers received information that the driver of the taxi lived in the Hazelmere area.

Acting on the information, officers proceeded to the area and recovered the damaged taxi in an informal settlement.

Further inquiries led to the arrest of the driver who was found inside his home.

He was heavily under the influence of alcohol.

The keys belonging to the taxi were found in his possession.

He was placed under arrest and handed over to police for further arrest.

PASSENGER EJECTED IN COLLISION: VERULAM

Two people were injured after the bakkie in which they were travelling crashed into an embankment in the south-bound lane of the R102 near Ottawa last Saturday night.

Members of Rusa were called out to the scene by passing motorists reporting the incident.

Two women, aged 41 and 36, were passengers in the bakkie.

They both suffered murdered injuries in the accident. The 36-year-old woman was ejected from the bakkie.

The two were stabilised on scene before being transported to Osindisweni Hospital.

The driver was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and handed over to police for further investigation.

TWO STABBED AFTER CELLPHONE THEFT: VERULAM

Two people were stabbed after they were accused of stealing a woman’s cellphone at a bar on Moss Street in the Verulam CBD last Sunday.

Members of Rusa were called out to Wick Street by the public reporting two men bleeding profusely on the roadside.

Upon arrival it was established that the two were consuming alcohol at the bar when a female patron accused them of stealing her cellphone.

Other patrons intervened when a fight broke out between the two parties.

During the fight the two men were stabbed repeatedly.

They left the bar and walked up Wick Street where they were assisted by the public. The two were treated for their injuries by medics from the Provincial Ambulance Services before being transported to hospital.

Police are investigating further.

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