In an incident that unfolded on Wednesday morning 6 September 2023, a motorist collided with a scooter on the service road adjacent to the Newcastle Mall.
The incident necessitated an immediate response from emergency personnel, raising concerns about road safety and the importance of adhering to traffic regulations.
According to an official source at the scene, the motorist was navigating the service road when the unexpected collision occurred. The scooter driver, allegedly, drove into the path of the motorist at the traffic circle located at the side entrance of the Newcastle Mall.
The impact of the collision was significant, resulting in the scooter becoming partially trapped beneath the vehicle. Responding to the scene, KwaZulu Private Ambulance reported that the scooter driver sustained moderate injuries. However, as a precaution, the person was transported to a nearby hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Authorities are currently investigating the exact cause of the incident to determine. In the meantime, traffic officials are using this incident as a reminder to encourage all motorists to exercise caution while on the road and to strictly adhere to traffic regulations.
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