Cyclist run down by driver


Fellow cyclist run down on Marine Drive in Umhlunga on Saturday 4th July 2015. To all my fellow cyclists: this is reminder to remain vigilant whilst on the roads doing your morning exercise. A driver in a white BMW 135i with GP number plates raced up and down Marine drive in early hours of Saturday morning with two passengers. The BMW (visible on CCTV footage), played “chicken” with the fellow cyclist. Fortunately the cyclist was able to avoid the vehicle…the first time. The driver continued to race up and down the road until he approached the cyclist again. He drove alongside the cyclists swearing and threatening him until he finally rear ended the cyclist causing him to fall to the ground, sustaining injuries. A driver driving a blue bakkie witnessed the incident and approached the scene to which the driver of the BMW fled. The injured cyclist was on his way home from the incident and spotted the BMW pulling into a driveway in Marine Drive and once the cyclist was spotted the driver fled once again, not realising he had breached his own location. Once the driver of the BMW returned to his base, photographs were taken of his vehicle and number plates. The evidence with CCTV footage was handed over to the men in blue. The number plates came back as un-registered and the license disc had been removed. The VIN number was documented and reported with feedback as to who the owner of the vehicle is. Further action from our men in blue as well as the law is underway against the driver of the BMW as well as his two apprentices. A big thanks to the driver of the blue bakkie, the security guard who witnessed the incident and the company for the CCTV footage. Normal 0 false false false EN-ZA X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-language:EN-US;}

Report ID: 9491
Crime Category: Reckless Driving
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: DURBAN
Suburb: Umhlunga
Address: 16 Marine Drive
Crime Date/Time: 4 Jul 2015, 00:07 AM
Reported By: Username9491
Reported Date: 6 Jul 2015, 00:07 AM
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