department personnel were investigating several traffic incident in which
persons were injured .
particularly serious incident had occurred on January 18, 2023 around 4:50 p.m.
when Central Dispatch received a report of a traffic accident that had taken
place on the Oyterpond road in which a scooter rider was injured.
and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival at the scene
the incident involved a traffic accident involving a black Hyundai Accent and a
blue Piaggio scooter.
investigation revealed that the scooter rider was hopping lost control of his
scooter drifted to the left side of the road and struck the black Accent who
was coming from the opposite direction. At one
point police started looking for the driver of the black Hyundai accent but he
was no longer at the scene.
same time personnel from the ambulance rendered first aid to the scooter rider
and transferred him late to the SMMC.
time later during the day the driver of the Black Hyundai accent presented
himself to the traffic department and gave an account of why he ran away from
the scene of the accident.
turned out after the accident had happened, friends of the rider of the blue
scooter who were with him on their motorcycles assaulted the driver, causing
him to flee the scene. There was noticeable swelling on the face
of the driver of the black accent. After being questioned regarding the
accident, the driver was urged to press charges.
also have now noticed that scooter riders who now mostly ride in groups have
developed the audacity to assault other road users after a traffic
comes after police has issued several warnings to riders about reckless
behavior on the roads. Bikers should now take heed that this kind of misconduct
will not be tolerated and this situations will be dealt with.
addition, request also goes out to other road users who experienced similar
kind of situation to report to the police.