A case of reckless and negligent driving was opened following an accident on the N2 at the intersection with Old Cape Road, Knysna on Saturday 14 October at about 22:15.
“Information available indicates that two vehicles, a silver Ford Wildtrack Ranger and a white Mercedes-Benz, collided at the robot. One person sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital,” said Knysna police spokesperson Sergeant
He said more information regarding the incident and the condition of the injured person, the driver of the Mercedes, would be released at a later stage.
Louise Yoko, who was driving the Ford Ranger, said, “A car skipped the robot and was going very fast, so fast that it flipped our double cab bakkie. It came from nowhere and hit our car. Everything from there is a big blur.”
Yoko said she fractured her toe, has a stitched up head wound and both she and her husband have multiple bruises.
“I don’t remember much about the aftermath as I was covered in blood by the time we received help. I would like to thank everyone who assisted us including the traffic department, the police, ER24 ambulance, the government ambulance who helped us until ER24 arrived. The bystanders who helped us, in particular the person who opened our door to help us out of our bakkie. Excellent response from all the services. We are very grateful.” she said.
I don’t remember much about the aftermath as I was covered in blood by the time we received help.
The scene of an accident at the corner of the N2 and Old Cape Road on Saturday night 14 October.
The owner of this Ford Ranger, Louise Yoko, said the driver of the other vehicle, a Mercedes-Benz, “skipped the robot” at high speed.