Wanted Uber driver nabbed after high speed chase on M13

PHOTO: Andreas Mathios of Blue Security

MOTORISTS have been urged to use an alternative route as the M13 in Pinetown has been closed after two cars collided following a high speed chase near the St John’s Avenue off-ramp.

According to Pinetown SAPS communications officer, Capt Bongumusa Manqele, police tried to stop an Uber driver, but he fled and that’s when the high speed chase started.

“It is alleged the man was wanted for a murder which took place in Hillcrest in May. The suspect started shooting at the police and police retaliated.”

Manqele said the suspect slammed into another vehicle which caused his car to overturn.

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“He tried to flee the scene on foot but police dogs caught up with him. Paramedics are treating him on scene,” said Manqele.

He added that he does not have full details of the Hillcrest murder as yet, but has urged motorists to use alternative routes as the scene is still active.

The Highway Mail has requested comment from Uber.

 

 

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Sanelisiwe Tsinde
Journalist/Photographer

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