Emergency workers at the roablock where the crash occured on Monday night. Two police officers who where manning the roadblock died on the scene. PHOTO: ER24

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Car crashes into roadblock killing two police officers in Paulshof

JOHANNESBURG, January 30 – Two police officers died Monday night when a vehicle crashed into a roadblock they were manning along Witkoppen Road in Paulshof.

ER24 Spokesperson Werner Vermaak said paramedics arrived at the crash site shortly before 9 pm and found several vehicles had been involved in the collision.

“The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are not yet known. however, it is believed that a vehicle crashed into the roadblock, killing two officers and injuring occupants of vehicles that were parked at the roadblock,” said Vermaak.

“Sadly, there was nothing that paramedics could do for the two officers and they were declared dead at the scene. Another officer was assessed on scene and found with only minor injuries. Three occupants from one of the stationary vehicles had to be rescued by the local fire department.

“One of them was in a serious condition. Three others were assessed on scene for injuries ranging from minor to moderate. The injured were later transported to a nearby hospital for further care.”

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department is investigating the cause of the fatal crash.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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