Head-on collision ends in tragedy

The crash scene on Boyes Drive where a 92-year-old man died. Picture: CMR/Facebook

A 92-year-old man died on Saturday after a head-on collision on Boyes Drive, police say.

City traffic chief, Maxine Bezuidenhout, said the man was declared dead at the scene and the road was closed for several hours.

Cape Medical Response (CMR) spokesman, Darren Zimmerman, said the CMR crew had arrived at the scene above St James just after 8am and had attended to three others with minor injuries.

Muizenberg police spokesman, Captain Stephen Knapp, said police were investigating a culpable homicide.

Fish Hoek police are investigating a case of reckless and negligent driving after an Ocean View police officer crashed into a broken-down vehicle on the side of the road in the early hours of Saturday morning on Glencairn Expressway.

Mr Zimmerman said the CMR crew was dispatched at 12.45am. He said a SAPS vehicle had stopped to investigate a vehicle on the side of the road and while communicating with the driver of the vehicle, a second police van, travelling in the opposite direction, collided with the vehicle which resulted in the police van rolling.

“Two police officers were treated on the scene for minor injuries and transported to a local hospital,” he said.

Ocean View police spokesman, Sergeant Leon Fortuin, confirmed that the driver of the vehicle was stationed at Ocean View police station and said the incident was being investigated.

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