SAPS Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane confirmed that a case of reckless and negligent driving had been opened at the Durban North police station.
“It is alleged that a group of cyclists were travelling along the M4 northbound when an unknown motor vehicle knocked one of the group, who fell, causing other cyclists to collide with each other. The vehicle did not stop after the accident,” said Zwane.
Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said paramedics responded to the scene at the M4 northbound between the M41 off-ramp and the uMhlanga off-ramp just before 8am, where they found five men with moderate injuries.
“They were treated on scene by advanced life-support paramedics, and once stabilised, the patients were transported to hospital for further treatment,” he said.