Cape Town – A motorist and passenger sustained severe injuries after crashing into a Johannesburg metro police freeway patrol vehicleat accident scene.
The motorist allegedly used the emergency lane before crashing into the stationary patrol vehicle.
Two JMPD officers, Simphiwe Msimanga and Neo Motseke, were attending to a crash on the N3 South freeway and London Road in Linbro Park on Sunday morning when the driver of a silver Citroén slammed into the rear of their stationary vehicle.
The patrol vehicle was then pushed into a white Kia Rio, which was also stationary due to the earlier accident, said JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla in a statement.
“The male driver of the Citroén sustained critical injuries. He was taken to Helen Joseph Hospital. The female passenger in the Citroén sustained serious injuries,” he said.
Msimanga sustained head injuries and is in Milpark Hospital while Motseke was discharged from the hospital after observation and treatment, Fihla said.
A case of reckless and negligent driving has been opened with the police for investigation.
Picture: Facebook/ Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department – JMPD
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe