Police to look into van flip

Cops are investigating a case of reckless and negligent driving after a Nyala truck overturned on the N1 at Kraaifontein yesterday morning causing a massive traffic jam on the busy highway and leaving several police officers injured.

Police spokesman Captain F.C Van Wyk says: “Be advised that a reckless and negligent driving case was opened at Kraaifontein SAPS for investigation, following an accident on Monday at Okavango Drive near the N1 direction Paarl.

“According to reports the Nyala vehicle overturned injuring nine members attached to POPS Faure, including two females and seven males.

“Two members were seriously injured and were airlifted to nearby hospitals and the others were transported with ambulances to nearby medical facilities for treatment.”

Bystanders say several police firearms and ammunition were visible after the accident but cops were quickly on the scene to cordon off the site while a police vehicle circled the area.

Several ambulances were at the scene and two lanes of the N1 outgoing were closed.

A tow truck driver who was at the scene says: “I was on my way to another accident when the van turned over in front of me. They were on their way in the direction of Paarl. What possibly could have happened was that traffic suddenly came to a halt and the Nyala driver noticed too late and couldn’t stop in time.

“He swerved to the right and lost control of the vehicle. The cops fell out of the van and me and others stopped to assist and call rescue services.”

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