The police on the scene are guarding the load to be transferred to another truck
TWO PEOPLE were injured when the courier truck in which they were travelling rolled several times before coming to a standstill, after the ball joint on the left front wheel broke, on the R31 near Delportshoop on Monday at about 10.45am.
Police spokesperson Captain Bashoabile Kale said the two occupants were injured and were taken to the Professor ZK Mathews Hospital in Barkly West for medical treatment.
“The police on the scene are guarding the load to be transferred to another truck. A case of reckless and negligent driving is being investigated,” said Kale.
Kale added that another accident took place at the intersection at Mataleng and Debeershoogte in Barkly West on Sunday night, at about 9.30pm, when a 26-year-old man ran in front of a truck that was driving through the four-way junction.
“The man sustained neck and back injuries and was taken to the local hospital, Professor ZK Mathews. The reason for the man’s behaviour is unknown. The incident happened in full view of his mother and sister,” said Kale.
He added that a case of reckless and negligent driving was being investigated.