Six injured in police crash

Paramedics attend to a police van crash in Melkbosstrand.

Police are investigating a case of reckless and negligent driving after six people were injured when two police vans collided on the R27 near Melkbosstrand at the weekend.

Officers from the Atlantis police station were responding to a crime scene in Melkbosstrand when the incident occurred, police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said.

Five men and one woman were transported to nearby hospitals for further medical treatment after sustaining moderate injuries during the accident.

Captain Van Wyk said the crash occurred about 9.30pm on Saturday and the circumstances surrounding the collision were still under investigation.

ER24 spokesperson Annine Siddall said that when paramedics arrived on the scene, fire and rescue personnel were already removing a trapped officer from one of the police vehicles.

“ER24 transported a woman believed to be in her 20s and a man believed to be in his 50s to a nearby hospital.

“The four other police members were transported to nearby hospitals by other emergency services on scene,” she said.

She could not give an update on the condition of the people involved in the accident but said they were recovering well.

“Some of the occupants were transported to the Blaauwberg Hospital and the others are recovering at Mediclinic,” Ms Siddall said. – Cape Times

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