Si­mo­la ac­ci­dent

Knysna-Plett Herald - - Voorblad - N­wa­bi­sa Pon­do­yi

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

Chris Spies.

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.

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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.

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