IPID to investigate deaths of 4 pedestrians killed in police car accident

2018-06-14 22:31


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Police officers were involved in a car accident that claimed the lives of four pedestrians in Kya Sands, Johannesburg, on Thursday.

The two on-duty police officers from Douglasdale police station were driving along Main Road when the four people, including two children aged five and seven, were killed.

"The police members were injured and taken to hospital," police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said.

"A case of culpable homicide has been opened and will be transferred to the Independent Police Investigation Directorate (IPID) for further investigation."

The SAPS wished to convey its condolences to the families of the deceased and would give IPID full support during the investigation, Masondo added.

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