Today (05/06/2012) at approximately 09:30 a police officer driving a SAPS vehicle allegedly lost control of the vehicle, drove into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a Toyota RunX. The accident happened on Conrade Road in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg.
Terence Teixeira from the Matrix Road Safety Association, who arrived on the scene, says both police officers in the SAPS vehicle sustained injuries and were transported by emergency services to a nearby hospital. The driver of the Toyota however could not be moved due to the nature of her injuries and required the Johannesburg Fire Department to free her from the vehicle.
“The Emer-G-Med paramedics and the Matrix Road Safety Association’s vehicle medic were on the scene and stabilised the trapped patient while the Johannesburg Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to free her. Once freed from the vehicle she was transported by an Emer-G-Med ambulance to a nearby hospital,” reports Teixeira.
The South African Police Service will be investigating the cause of the accident.
For more information on the Matrix Road Safety Association visit www.matrix.co.za.