Fifteen Injured After Vehicle Crashed Into Crowd At Alleged Illegal Drag Race
On Sunday, three vehicles collided before crashing into the crowd during an illegal drag race in Rustenburg, according to paramedics.
Meiring said paramedics found numerous patients lying along the sidewalk. “ER24 and several other services received the call and immediately responded to the scene, arriving at 17h10.
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“On the scene, paramedics found that two vehicles that had allegedly been racing each other crashed into a third vehicle and veered off into a crowd of spectators.”
He stated that the patients were treated and given advanced life support before being transported to nearby hospitals by various services. “Paramedics assessed the patients and found that fifteen people had sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical. Fortunately, no fatalities were found.”
“The exact details surrounding this incident are unknown, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.”
Rustenburg police are looking into a case of reckless or negligent driving. “This after an unconfirmed number of people sustained injuries during an apparent drag racing incident on Zendeling Street on Sunday afternoon in Rustenburg.”
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Last month, a taxi struck two pedestrians during a drag race in Tongaat last month.
The two pedestrians, both men, were injured, according to Reaction Unit SA (RUSA) spokesperson Prem Balram. “Two male pedestrians aged 36 and 26 sustained moderate injuries after they were knocked down by a white Toyota Quantam on Belvedere drive in Tongaat – KZN on Saturday.”
Balram said that they received numerous calls from witnesses requesting help for the injured.
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