Monday, January 2, 2012

Two cyclists killed by cop van

Two cyclists killed by cop van
2012-01-02 18:19

Two cyclists have died after a police van knocked them off their tandem bike on the R550 near Alberton.

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Alberton - Two cyclists were knocked off their tandem cycle this morning on the R550 south of Alberton in Gauteng by a police van, killing them.

Helivac spokesperson J P Van Tonder says they were called in to help identify the cyclists, whose names are being withheld until their next-of-kin are informed.

The incident happened near the well-known landmark Lido hotel and conference centre on the R550 south of Alberton just after 11:00 this morning (Monday).

The cycling fraternity is in shock, after what is apparently the second cycle accident this week.

The cycling website thehubsa was agog with comment.

Thug said: "How tragic, RIP. Is this not a route with Bicycle warning signs ?"

Swart Piet wrote: "This makes me cross beyond words. How the hell do you not see a bicycle in bright daylight on an open road like that. And then its the people that's suppose to protect us that are killing us.

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of these two cyclists. RIP."

The SAPS will be investigating the incident further.

- News 24

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2012-01-02 08:00

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Johannesburg - A man was arrested for clocking 200km/h on a 120 speeding zone on the N4 Bakwena Platinum Highway outside Brits in the North West Province on New Year's Day.

According to the provincial public safety department, the 22-year-old was driving a BMW 330i with Gauteng registration plates.

"The suspect said to be a student at a tertiary institution was driving from Sun City to Laudium with his girl-friend and another couple at the time of the alleged offence," said spokesperson Lesiba Moses Kgwele.

"He was locked up at the Brits Police Station and is expected to appear in the Brits Magistrates court on Tuesday to answer to charges of speeding."


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1 comment:

  1. Charge the driver of the cop van with murder !