Saturday 15 December, 2018

Watch: Police vehicles collide with truck in Cunupia

A video showing a truck which collided with two police vehicles has gone viral online.

CCTV footage showing the incident displayed a time stamp of November 23, 2018.

 

Video footage showed a truck turning from a minor road onto a major road when two speeding police vehicles collided with the truck.

Photos showed one police vehicle with significant damage.

The incident allegedly occurred in Cunupia.

According to Section 38 (19) of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, drivers must slow down and pull to the side to allow fire or police services as well as Defence Force vehicles or ambulances on emergency calls.

According to S107 of the Act:

“107. Any person who is driving a motor vehicle or who is driving or is in control of any other vehicle shall slow down when coming from any private road or place to any public road or when approaching any crossroads or road junction, and if on his near side of the road along which he is proceeding there is erected a traffic sign bearing the legend “Stop at Major Road Ahead” or “Stop—Major Road Ahead”, he shall stop his vehicle before reaching, and as near as possible to, the stop line and shall not move his vehicle or cause his vehicle to move to the crossroads or road junction next ahead until he has satisfied himself that it is safe to do so and he shall then proceed slowly and give way to any traffic which may be on such crossroads or road junction.”

 

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