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Kimberley - A cop was admitted at the Kimberley Hospital and two of his colleagues treated for minor injuries after the vehicle they were travelling in was hit from the rear by an allegedly drunk driver on Saturday night.
The cop was taken to the hospital by a Netcare 911 ambulance after he complained of pain in his back while the two other officers were transported to the Kimberley MediClinic for medical check-up.
Although police officers at the scene refused to speak with the DFA and referred reporters to Northern Cape police spokeswoman, Lieutenant Andrea Cloete, one of the occupants of the Toyota Tazz that crashed into the rear of the police vehicle said that they were travelling from a family gathering in Homevale Extension when the accident occurred.
“We were going home to Greenpoint. Although I had been sleeping while we travelled, I was suddenly woken up by a huge noise when our vehicle crashed into the police car.
Cloete said that all police officers who were involved in the accident were doing well and that the one who was hospitalised had been discharged.
She pointed out that the driver of the Toyota Tazz was arrested on charges of reckless and negligent driving as well as driving under the influence of alcohol. He was later released.
“The man will appear in court today,” Cloete said.
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