GEORGE NEWS - A male provincial traffic officer is receiving medical treatment after being run over by a motorcyclist.
The accident that happened earlier today near Swartvlei, just outside George.
Jandre Bakker the head of communications of the Western Cape department transport and public works, says the incident happened after three motorcyclists were stopped after allegedly overtaking on a solid barrier line and on a painted island.
“The 50-year-old male suspect tried to flee from the scene but was apprehended by another provincial traffic law enforcement officer.”
Bakker says the suspect was arrested and will remain in police custody. “He will be charged with reckless and negligent driving as well as attempted murder, Bakker added.
The officer has been admitted to hospital where he is receiving treatment, according to Bakker, and they wish him a speedy recovery.
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