Police investigate road deaths

2018-04-04 06:04

The Northern Cape Police are appealing to communities to assist with information that could lead to the arrest of a motorist who hit a pedestrian with their vehicle and sped away from the scene at Kakamas.

It is alleged that a 35-year-old woman was crossing the road near Kakamas when she was hit by a Polo with GP number plates.

The suspect is urged to hand himself over at the nearest police station, as a manhunt has been launched to bring him to book.

This is just one of many road accidents that happened in the province over the Easter Weekend.

A case of culpable homicide is being investigated after a mother and her toddler died on Schmids Road in Kimberley on Sunday (01/03).

According to Capt. Olebogeng Tawana, police spokesperson, the investigation to determine the exact cause of this accident between two cars is ongoing.

“A 36-year-old mother and her 1-year-old, who were the passengers of a white Polo, were certified dead on the scene, while the driver was transported to the local hospital to receive medical treatment,” revealed Tawana in a statement.

The driver of a red Polo Vivo GT and two occupants were transported to the local hospital to receive medical treatment after hydraulic apparatus had to be used to rescue the trapped passengers from the wreckage.

A motorists and a passenger’s life were also claimed in separate road accidents, one including a 19-year-old man who was killed when the vehicle in which he was travelling on the N1 near Hanover overturned, after the driver had apparently swerved out for a stray goat.

“A two-year-old boy also lost his life when a BMW overturned. The father of the deceased, together with two other occupants, were transported to the local hospital to receive medical treatment.”

The Mothibistad Police are also investigating a case of culpable homicide after two men were killed in a head-on collision.

A 56-year-old man and a 40-year-old man were re­portedly declared dead on the scene after the accident.

In Hartswater a 37-year-old woman was hit by a vehicle. The driver was charged with culpable homicide and is expected to appear in the Hartswater Magistrate’s Court today.

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