M1 Collision in Johannesburg Which Killed 4 Prisoners and 1 Police Officer Raises SA's Suspicions

M1 Collision in Johannesburg Which Killed 4 Prisoners and 1 Police Officer Raises SA's Suspicions

  • A horrific car crash on the M1 in Johannesburg has left many people asking questions
  • The police revealed that the accident happened between a police van transporting eight prisoners, killing four and one cop, and injuring the others
  • Netizens struggled to understand how a head-on collision could happen on a highway such as the M1

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South Africans were confused by an accident which took place in Johannesburg on the M1
South Africans were perplexed after two cars collided with each other on the M1 in Johannesburg, killing five people. Images: Sean Anthony Eddy and Jasmin Merdan
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South Africans have questions about an accident on the M1 in Johannesburg, which claimed the lives of four prisoners and one police officer. The accident occurred after a police car collided with a bakkie on 23 October.

South Africans are struggling to understand how the accident took place and how there could be a head-on collision on the freeway, leading many to speculate that there could be foul play at hand.

M1 collision claims 5 lives

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According to the South African Police Service’s spokesperson, Colonel Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi, cops are investigating a case of culpable homicide after the accident took place on the M1 near the Athol Oakland offramp.

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Nevhuhulwi said that the driver of a Ford bakkie allegedly got involved in a road rage incident with another driver, which caused him to collide with the police car carrying eight prisoners.

Out of the eight prisoners, three male and one female prisoner were killed in the accident, while a cop also lost their life. The remaining victims were transported to the hospital. A tweet by @Thami_D on X (formerly Twitter) sparked a conversation about the accident. View the post here.

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Netizens discuss the accident

Lesly Marageni said:

“This accident is confusing. How did the head-on collision happen if the Mini Cooper was heading north and the ranger was heading south?”

Comfort Nkambule wanted to know:

“How did the other car jump the barrier on the M1 for a head-on collision? If they were in the same carriage, it can’t be a head-on collision because even if the other car was spinning out of control, it would still be southwards?”

Mokone wa Bush remarked:

“Colliding head-on on a fourway lane. Suspicious.”

A-Man-Duh enquired:

“Are there no dashcams or cameras to help the police? This accident is very confusing.”

VelvetChild SA remarked:

“Maybe this was an attempt gone wrong by friends to get prisoners out and have them skip the country. Anything is possible in this country.”

Kagiso crash claims 5 lives

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that South Africans were horrified after a car crash claimed the lives of five people in Kagiso, Mogale City.

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It is alleged that the accident happened because one of the drivers wanted to overtake the other, causing the horrific crash. The casualties involved the driver of a Toyota Quantum, three women, and one man who were passengers in a VW Polo involved in the crash.

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