VIDEO: TMPD investigates its ‘unroadworthy vehicle’ accident

Screen grab of the video circulating on social media.

The Tshwane metro police in the Moot are investigating an accident that involved one of their own.

A concerned resident shared video footage of the accident, which went viral on Facebook on Wednesday, that appeared to show the licence disc for the police vehicle involved in the accident expired in March.

“An unroadworthy law enforcement police vehicle driving between 120_130km/h, crashed into another vehicle,” wrote the resident adding that the vehicle was fitted with a limited-speed spare wheel that warned against driving at speeds beyond 60km/h.

According to the resident, the accident happened in Soutpansberg Road, Queenswood.

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Metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said the speed at which the vehicle was travelling was not yet clear.

“At this stage can’t determine that but will be revealed at the later stage after we concluded our accident investigation report,” he said.

He added that it was normal for a metro police vehicle to be fitted with a spare wheel.

“It is normal or permitted by law for the vehicle to drive with a spare wheel if a need arises especially when a vehicle had a puncture,” he said.

Mahamba said the vehicle was roadworthy.

“It will be followed up internally to determine reasons and remedy thereof,” he said.

He said that the licence disc has also expired.

“The driver of the vehicle concerned has to explain to the department why he drove that vehicle without [a license disc] or why it was not displayed on the windscreen,” Mahamba said.

ALSO READ: TMPD warn of fake posts online

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