A driver was allegedly shot and killed on the R102 in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Saturday morning, 9 October. According to reports, the fatal shots were fired from a vehicle that pulled up alongside the deceased. The deceased was reportedly a bus owner.
DRIVER KILLED, SAYS IPSS
An IPSS Medical Rescue spokesperson said its paramedics responded to a shooting incident and motor vehicle accident on the R102 near Hambanathi.
When the paramedics arrived at the scene of the incident, they learned that the driver of a bakkie had slammed into the back of a minibus taxi after being shot at and wounded multiple times.
“Reports from the scene indicate that a vehicle pulled alongside the bakkie and opened fire on the driver, who is a bus owner,” said IPSS Medical Rescue in a statement.
The driver of the bakkie was declared dead at the scene by the IPSS paramedics and no other serious injuries were reported.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) is investigating the incident.
In an unrelated incident, IPSS Medical Rescue was also called to a scene on Saturday on the R102 near Tongaat, where a motorist killed two pedestrians and collided with a taxi.
“Upon arrival of advanced life support paramedics it was reported that a light motor vehicle had struck and killed two pedestrians and, when trying to flee the scene, the vehicle struck a taxi,” said IPSS Medical Rescue in a statement.
Both the drivers of the vehicle and taxi sustained moderate injuries in the collision and were taken to a hospital for further medical treatment.
SAPS is investigating this matter as well.