Roodepoort record: One life claimed in Weltevreden Park accident

23rd March 2021

According to one of the first responders, CCS firefighter Brandon Inkley, he found that a motorbike and vehicle had collided, and unfortunately the motorcyclist had succumbed to his injuries.

On Wednesday, 17 March at about 7pm a fatal accident between a white Jeep SUV and a blue and white Suzuki motorbike occurred at the intersection of Jim Fouchè and Cockspur Roads, Weltevreden Park.

It is alleged that both vehicles were travelling north on Jim Fouchè Road, and the Jeep rear-ended the motorbike that was waiting to turn right.

Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson, Xolani Fihla confirmed that the motorbike rider sustained fatal injuries and died on scene. His body was taken to Roodepoort Mortuary and a case of culpable homicide was opened at Honeydew Police.

According to Community Support Services (CCS), a local security provider in the area, they started monitoring a Vumacam camera on the corner of Jim Fouche and Cockspur recently.

On the night of the fatal accident, the controllers monitoring the intersection were immediately alerted through the AI cameras and within three minutes security personnel and medical teams were at the scene.

Unfortunately, the motorbike rider did succumb to his injuries, and the driver of the Jeep was apprehended.

“Honeydew CPF victim support was also on the scene to assist the family of the deceased,” said Honeydew CPF PRO, Michael Steyn.

One of the first responders, CCS firefighter, Brandon Inkley, confirmed what had happened, and said, “The scene was handed over to JMPD for further investigation and the driver of the Jeep, suspected to be under the influence, was taken in by JMPD for further investigation.

“My condolences go out to the friends and family of the motorcyclist,” said Brandon.

Honeydew Police Station spokesperson, Captain Balan Muthan confirmed that a case of culpable homicide was opened at the station and the matter is currently under investigation.

Source: Roodepoort record