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Traffic Officers Injured By ‘Speeding’ Taxi Near Mooi River Toll Plaza

According to spokesperson Roland Robertson, upon arrival at the scene, the EMS team discovered that a traffic officer and an officer from the Mpofana Municipality had been run over while performing their duties.

Two traffic officers in KwaZulu-Natal were seriously injured when they were struck by a taxi while on duty near the Mooi River Toll Plaza on the N3. The incident occurred on Friday, prompting Midlands EMS, a private emergency services company, to respond to multiple calls about the accident.

According to spokesperson Roland Robertson, upon arrival at the scene, the EMS team discovered that a traffic officer and an officer from the Mpofana Municipality had been run over while performing their duties.

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Both officers were in a serious condition and required urgent advanced life-support treatment. After stabilization, they were transported to a level-1 trauma hospital for further care.

Fortunately, only one passenger in the taxi sustained minor injuries. It is believed that the officers were outside their vehicle, stopping trucks and directing them to the weighbridge, when a speeding taxi allegedly struck them and their vehicle. Authorities are still investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, the N3 Toll Concession has urged motorists to remain vigilant as they travel to their Easter weekend destinations. The N3 is expected to experience high traffic volumes, with approximately 1,000 to 1,500 cars per hour flowing into Durban on Thursday and Friday.

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Northbound traffic towards Gauteng is anticipated to increase from Monday, with volumes peaking at around 2,000 vehicles per hour during the day.

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Motorists are advised to exercise caution and follow all traffic regulations to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo is a skilled journalist who writes local and world news for SurgeZirc South Africa. With a passion for delivering accurate and reliable information, Parusha has become a trusted voice in the news industry. With years of experience in the field, Parusha has developed a keen eye for identifying important stories and presenting them in a clear and concise manner.
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