Car­na­ge on Ge­or­ge ro­ads

George Herald - - News - My­ron Ra­bi­no­witz He­ad-on col­li­si­on Ai­r­port cros­sing

It was a b­loody wee­kend on the ro­ads in and a­round Ge­or­ge with two fa­ta­li­ties and ma­ny mo­re in­ju­red. One ac­ci­dent took pla­ce at the in­fa­mous ‘Ai­r­port cros­sing’, two on the N2 and two on the Ou­te­ni­qua Pass - one in­vol­ving a hu­ge mo­bi­le cra­ne and the ot­her a mo­tor­bi­ke. A­not­her mo­tor­bi­ke ac­ci­dent hap­pe­ned ne­ar the Gar­den Rou­te Mall on F­ri­day af­ter­noon.

A 27-y­e­ar-old man died on the N2 be­t­ween Ge­or­ge ne­ar the Far Hills ho­tel af­ter a he­ad-on col­li­si­on at 05:30 on Sun­day 30 Sep­tem­ber ne­ar the en­tran­ce of the ho­tel. Ge­or­ge po­li­ce com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons of­fi­cer Sgt Mi­cha­el Op­per­man said the de­ce­a­sed, the d­ri­ver of a sil­ver O­pel Cor­sa, al­le­ge­d­ly lost con­t­rol of his vehi­cle and swer­ved, col­li­ding with a black VW Po­lo tra­vel­ling in the op­po­si­te di­recti­on from Ge­or­ge to the Wil­der­ness. The d­ri­ver of the VW Po­lo, a 20-y­e­a­rold ma­le, sus­tai­ned mul­ti­ple in­ju­ries and his fe­ma­le pas­sen­ger (18) sus­tai­ned in­ju­ries to her an­kle. Both we­re ta­ken to hos­pi­tal and we­re dis­char­ged on the sa­me day. A ca­se of cul­pa­ble ho­mi­ci­de was o­pe­ned. Con­tact the in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on of­fi­cer, Sgt Lenn Nd­wen­ku­ku, with in­for­ma­ti­on a­bout t­his ca­se on

044 803 4715.

N2 be­hind the Gar­den Rou­te Mall

On Sun­day 30 Sep­tem­ber at ap­prox­i­ma­te­ly 10:40, Ge­or­ge po­li­ce at­ten­ded to an ac­ci­dent on the N2 w­hen a green Au­di A4 o­ver­tur­ned with three pas­sen­gers in­si­de. The 43-y­e­ar-old d­ri­ver, who died on the sce­ne, al­le­ge­d­ly lost con­t­rol o­ver the vehi­cle and it left the ro­ad and o­ver­tur­ned. The ma­le pas­sen­gers (a­ged 41, 42 and 43) sus­tai­ned s­lig­ht in­ju­ries and we­re tre­a­ted on the sce­ne by ER 24. A ca­se of cul­pa­ble ho­mi­ci­de was o­pe­ned. Ey­e­wit­nes­ses re­por­ted that loud mu­sic con­ti­nu­ed to bla­re from the vehi­cle’s spea­kers af­ter the car lan­ded on its roof. Con­tact the in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on of­fi­cer, Sgt Lenn Nd­wen­ku­ku, with in­for­ma­ti­on on 044 803 4715.

On Sun­day mor­ning a blue Hyun­dai A­tos with a Ce­res re­gis­tra­ti­on num­ber, en­ded up on its roof on the R102 at the now in­fa­mous Ge­or­ge Ai­r­port cros­sing.

The A­tos o­ver­tur­ned af­ter col­li­ding with a bak­kie at the in­ter­secti­on. The d­ri­ver of the

A­tos sus­tai­ned lig­ht in­ju­ries. The A­tos car­ried no pas­sen­gers. The occu­pants of the bak­kie was a fa­mi­ly, two c­hild­ren an an a­dult, who es­ca­ped wit­hout in­ju­ry. E­den 911 and Me­tro we­re on the sce­ne.

Mo­bi­le cra­ne plun­ges in­to Mal­gas ri­ver

Three days af­ter a four­teen­w­heeler mo­bi­le cra­ne plun­ged in­to the Mal­gas ri­ver at Blan­co on Sun­day 30 Sep­tem­ber, re­co­ve­ry crews we­re still st­rug­gling to re­mo­ve the cra­ne from the ra­vi­ne.

The truck was co­ming do­wn the Ou­te­ni­qua Pass just af­ter 16:00 w­hen a ty­re burst. The 53-y­e­a­rold ma­le d­ri­ver lost con­t­rol on a bend at the bottom of the pass just be­fo­re the Mal­gas ri­ver b­rid­ge. The d­ri­ver jum­ped out of the truck w­hen it left the ro­ad and was found by pas­sers­by on the grass ver­ge af­ter the ac­ci­dent. He sus­tai­ned mul­ti­ple in­ju­ries and was ta­ken to Ge­or­ge Me­di­Cli­nic. He is still in hos­pi­tal. Leig­h­ton S­chee­pers, who was playing in the park a­cross the ri­ver in Blan­co, said he look­ed up w­hen he he­ard the ty­re burst and saw the truck picking up speed whi­le the bra­kes we­re scree­ching. Ge­or­ge po­li­ce com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons of­fi­cer Sgt Mi­cha­el Op­per­man said an ac­ci­dent re­port was o­pe­ned and a ca­se of reckless or neg­li­gent dri­ving is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on. Con­tact Ge­or­ge po­li­ce with in­for­ma­ti­on on 044 803 4715.

Mo­tor­bi­ke ac­ci­dent on pass

An eye wit­ness re­por­ted seeing a wrec­ked mo­tor­bi­ke and a ri­der on his haun­ches on the si­de of the ro­ad on the Ou­te­ni­qua Pass on Thursday 27 Sep­tem­ber. The in­ci­dent hap­pe­ned a­round 15:30, in per­fect we­at­her, on the Ge­or­ge si­de of the pass. It ap­pea­red as if the mo­tor­bi­ke ri­der had lost con­t­rol on a cor­ner and fell on the tar­mac. No ot­her vehi­cles we­re in­vol­ved in the in­ci­dent. Ge­or­ge po­li­ce com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons of­fi­cer Sgt Mi­cha­el Op­per­man said w­hen the po­li­ce ar­ri­ved, the bi­ke and ri­der had left the sce­ne.

Mo­tor­bi­ke ac­ci­dent ne­ar GR Mall

Two pe­op­le we­re in­ju­red in an ac­ci­dent be­t­ween two mo­tor­bi­kes ne­ar the mall on F­ri­day af­ter­noon. The in­ju­red, a man and a wo­man, we­re ta­ken to hos­pi­tal - the wo­man with se­ri­ous in­ju­ries. ER24 and E­den 911 at­ten­ded to the in­ju­red.

P­ho­to: My­ron Ra­bi­no­witz

See a vi­deo at www.ge­or­ge­he­rald.comLeig­h­ton S­chee­pers, who was playing in the park, saw the truck ca­ree­n­ing do­wn the Ou­te­ni­qua Pass.

P­ho­to: My­ron Ra­bi­no­witz

The truck’s bra­ke marks are cle­ar­ly vi­si­ble on the ro­ad sur­fa­ce at the bottom of the Ou­te­ni­qua pass.

One man died w­hen t­his Au­di o­ver­tur­ned on the N2 on Sun­day.

The d­ri­ver of a Cor­sa died w­hen his car col­li­ded he­ad-on with a Po­lo e­ar­ly on Sun­day mor­ning on the N2 ne­ar the Far Hills Ho­tel. P­ho­to: My­ron Ra­bi­no­witz

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