Driver accidentally shoots himself in M13 road rage incident

The alleged road rage incident severely affected the traffic on the M13.

A DRIVER accidentally shot himself in the hand during a road rage incident today on the M13 in Hillcrest.

According to Hillcrest SAPS communications officer, Cst Ndumiso Manqele, police responded to a road rage incident involving the drivers of a Ford Ranger and a truck at noon.

 

 

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The truck driver told police that the argument started when he swerved the truck to get onto the fast lane.

 

 

“He said the Ford Ranger driver started swearing at him. Both of them jumped out of their vehicles and after a few minutes the Ford Ranger driver went back to his car, drew out a 9mm pistol and pointed it at the truck driver,” said Manqele

“The truck driver grabbed the hand of the man holding the gun. He then twisted the man’s hand. The man holding the gun accidentally shot himself,” he added.

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The driver was treated on scene. A case of attempted murder and pointing a firearm will be opened at Hillcrest SAPS.

 

Meditech paramedics stabalised the driver at the scene. PHOTO: Andreas Mathios

 

 

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Sanelisiwe Tsinde
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