1.6.2020 09:28 pm
A 72-year-old woman died after she was alleged to have been knocked down by a beer truck at a busy street in King William’s Town on Monday.
Eastern Cape provincial police spokesperson Colonel Sibongile Soci said the incident took place on Cathcart Road at 10:00.
The eThekwini Fire and Rescue Services and medics from various private ambulance services were on the scene on Sunday night.
Paramedics responding the the accident found the taxi on its side, with the driver still inside.
The drivers of both trucks burnt to death.
Driving in a northerly direction, the driver of a VW Golf reportedly lost control and crashed into the police’s vehicles.
MEC for community safety Faith Mazibuko has reached out to Siphosethu Ngomane following the incident.
No injuries were reported and the blaze was extinguished at 7.45am.
Patients were treated for respiratory and inhalation problems.
The driver is likely to face charges of culpable homicide, driving under the influence of alcohol as well as contravention of the regulations of the Disaster Management Act.
Police were also on the scene for further investigations.
Emergency services and police went to retrieve the suspect below the cliffs where he was trying to hide.
The patient was treated on scene by a Netcare 911 emergency care practitioner while fire-and-rescue services used hydraulic tools to try to free him.
The truck overturned after it was stoned near Belhar, Cape Town, and the stoning was witnessed by one of the paramedics on Stellenbosch Arterial Road.