Metro cop knocked down while directing traffic

Johannesburg - A 43-year-old metro policeman is in a serious condition in hospital after being knocked over while directing traffic in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, his colleague Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said on Thursday.

He was knocked over by a driver in a white Corolla while directing traffic at the "very busy" intersection of Main Reef and Elias Motsoaledi roads.

Metro police officer Azwindini Mavunga was taken to the Flora Clinic with serious head injuries, Minnaar said.

The driver would be the subject of an investigation into reckless and negligent driving, but was not arrested on the scene.

Minnaar implored motorists to be extra vigilant at intersections during peak traffic times for the officers directing the traffic flow.

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Elsje Cilliers 2014-08-14 10:51:02 AM
Sometimes, these guys are really in the way, acting like they own the road, telling you that you can go ahead, but then being so in the way, that you can't get past them. This might have been not entirely the driver's fault.
Vuyisile Duma 2014-08-14 10:58:07 AM
I saw this accident on my way to work-hope he recovers.
Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg 2014-08-14 11:17:07 AM
I hope he recovers soon.
Bobbie Booyse 2014-08-14 11:24:29 AM
If he was lollygagging or messing about I can understand people not being sympathetic ..but his guy the exact job people are always complaining they're not doing. So a bit of humanity here - I hope he recovers!
mmmmTim 2014-08-14 11:33:17 AM
Well if we had traffic lights that worked and were timed properly these guys would not have to stand in the middle of a madhouse risking their lives.
JD Koekemoer 2014-08-14 12:01:00 PM
Maybe the driver was shocked to actually see a metro cop working.
Jamill Ahmed 2014-08-14 12:26:23 PM
I for one nearly bumped a metro that came out of nowhere to stop me
Hauke Liefferink 2014-08-14 12:45:13 PM
Wow Metro cops actually manning intersections when the robots go out. On Modderfontein they scatter as soon as the robots go down.
vernon 2014-08-14 01:32:11 PM
I cant belive some of the real stupid comments on this subject ,the poor guy was doing his job and got run over .Get well soon and the best of luck.
Lunetic Mental 2014-08-14 01:47:08 PM
according to unconfirmed reports, the speedy fell asleep right there in the middle of the road..still standing