A driver of a VW Polo fled the accident scene where two vehicles collided on the R102 at the Canelands robots on Saturday evening.
THE REASONS FOR THE DRIVER FLEEING IN NOT KNOWN
According to Reaction Unit SA (RUSA), spokesperson Prem Balram said two people sustained moderate injuries in the accident.
“Passing motorists contacted Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) at approximately 20:38 on Saturday about the collision.
“Reaction Officers and RUSA paramedics were immediately dispatched to the scene and on arrival located the two extensively damaged vehicles obstructing traffic,” he said.
TWO PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT
He furthermore said it was alleged that the VW Polo was traveling on the R102 towards Tongaat when it T-boned the Nissan bakkie that was turning onto Vincent Dickinson Road.
The driver of the VW Polo fled the scene for unknown reasons before the arrival of First Responders.
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“A passenger from the VW Polo and the driver of the Nissan bakkie was treated on scene for moderate injuries before being transported to hospital by ambulance before being transported to hospital by ambulance.” Prem Balram
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT:
- Stop your car and stay at the scene
- Firstly, stop your vehicle and, in the interest of road safety, switch on your hazards to warn other drivers. Climb out of your car if it is safe to do so and check if anyone has been hurt. If you can, take pictures of the damage to all the vehicles involved in the incident.
- Help anyone who has been hurt
- While you can only be criminally charged for causing the accident and any resulting injuries, as a bystander, you have a moral obligation to help someone who has been hurt in a road accident. Help includes contacting an ambulance or rescue unit, even if the injuries do not appear to be serious. It’s critical that you don’t move the injured party and that you do not administer first aid unless you are qualified to do so.
- Get the details
- Record the information of everyone involved in the road accident, including personal details, vehicle registration numbers, tow-truck information, and insurance details. Take note of all road names, landmarks, intersections, and robots, as you will have to draw a sketch and description of the accident on your police report and for insurance purposes.
- Report the accident
- Inform the police within 24 hours of the road accident. If the police come to the scene, don’t move anything until they say you may. Ensure that you get an Accident Report (AR) number, as this is needed for any insurance claim or third-party claim you may lodge.
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