FS police investigate culpable homicide

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Free State police are investigating a case of culpable homicide following a collision between a light motor vehicle and a motorcycle in Raymond Mhlaba Road in Bloemfontein yesterday.

Police spokesperson, Motantsi Makhele, says it is alleged that the 38-year-old victim, who was travelling in the south lane, attempted to make a u-turn into the north lane on his motorcycle.

He says further information indicates that he then collided with a green Mazda 323 sedan. An eyewitness who saw the chain of events unfold told OFM News the 38-year-old, who was travelling with a child on the back of the motorcycle before the incident, was declared dead on the scene.

The eyewitness further said the child was taken to a local hospital and the driver of the light motor vehicle, who had three female occupants, was also taken to a local hospital by ER24 paramedics.

The witness added three ER24 ambulances and one Free State Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ambulance attended to the scene at around 07:45.

Makhele says the police at Navalsig Police Station received a call reporting an accident on Raymond Mhlaba Road, and a patrol vehicle was dispatched to attend to the complaint.

On arrival, the members found the 38-year-old lying next to a motorcycle. According to Sipho Towa from the Free State Emergency Medical Services (EMS), four people died in a multi-vehicle accident on the N3 between Warden and Villiers just after 23:00 on Saturday night.

At about midnight, two more people were killed and two were left critically injured in a separate accident near Grootvlei Prison on the R702 outside Bloemfontein.

Another accident occurred at 04:30 on Sunday morning when two vehicles collided head-on, on the R57 between Sasolburg and Heilbron.

One person was declared dead on the scene. The exact circumstances surrounding the accidents are not yet known.

OFM News