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WATCH: CCTV footage of response vehicle ploughing into 3 youngsters in Phoenix emerges after second victim dies

Two people were killed and one injured after they were struck by an ADT response vehicle on Palmview Drive in Phoenix. Conflicting reports suggest the pedestrians were on the pavement while others say they were crossing the road. The response officer is also alleged to have been drunk. Picture: Reaction Unit South Africa

Two people were killed and one injured after they were struck by an ADT response vehicle on Palmview Drive in Phoenix. Conflicting reports suggest the pedestrians were on the pavement while others say they were crossing the road. The response officer is also alleged to have been drunk. Picture: Reaction Unit South Africa

Published Jun 30, 2022

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Durban – CCTV footage has emerged showing what happened seconds before and during a crash involving an ADT armed response vehicle and three young men in Phoenix over the weekend.

One of the victims died at the scene and it has been reported that a second victim died in hospital while another was critically injured and is still in hospital.

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The incident happened on Palmview Drive in Phoenix on Sunday afternoon.

Two people were killed and one injured after they were struck by an ADT response vehicle on Palmview Drive in Phoenix. Conflicting reports suggest the pedestrians were on the pavement while others say they were crossing the road. The response officer is also alleged to have been drunk. Picture: Reaction Unit South Africa

An unknown person provides a narration on the video and explains what can be seen.

What can be seen in the video are the three victims walking on what appears to be a pavement or the side of the road, according to the narrator. Exactly what happened is unclear due to the position of the CCTV camera.

The recording from the CCTV footage also shows the time and date at which the accident occurred.

The footage shows a speeding ADT armed response vehicle at the top of the road. It is moving towards the youngsters and ploughs into them

The narrator said: “Look at him. Look at him. Look at the speed. I just want to show you what happened. Look at that. Look at that.”

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Police spokesperson Constable Thenjiswa Ngcobo said: “We can confirm that a second victim died in hospital.”

Ngcobo said Phoenix police were called to a scene where four pedestrians were involved in a collision with a vehicle.

“It is alleged that the incident happened around 4.50pm where a vehicle allegedly knocked (over) four pedestrians. One was confirmed dead on the scene, two sustained injuries and were taken to hospital for medical attention while one was unharmed,” Ngcobo said.

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“Phoenix police are investigating a case of culpable homicide.”

Two people were killed and one injured after they were struck by an ADT response vehicle on Palmview Drive in Phoenix. Conflicting reports suggest the pedestrians were on the pavement while others say they were crossing the road. The response officer is also alleged to have been drunk. Picture: Reaction Unit South Africa

Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) spokesperson Prem Balram said one person was killed and two others left injured after the accident which occurred in Palmview Drive.

Balram said there were conflicting witness reports but it was alleged that three pedestrians were crossing the road, or walking on the pavement, when they were involved in a collision with an ADT response vehicle, a bakkie, which then veered off the road and crashed down an embankment.

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“Members of Reaction Unit South Africa arrived on the scene at 5.16pm and found paramedics from Netcare 911 and KZN VIP Protection Services in the process of treating the two injured pedestrians. The third male died at the scene,” Balram said.

He said the response officer suffered minor injuries.

Fidelity Services Group chief executive Wahl Bartmann confirmed the incident involving one of their armed response vehicles.

“We have taken a statement from our armed response officer, and we are co-operating with the SAPS as they investigate the incident. We are also conducting our own investigation,” Bartmann said.

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