2 people were killed in a car accident on Hendrik Potgieter Road in Little Falls, Roodepoort, on Friday morning as a driver apparently tried to avoid a road block, metro police said.
“A motorist in a Honda was travelling west on Hendrik Potgieter. When realising Johannesburg metro police officers were on a roadside check, he turned… into oncoming traffic,” Superintendent Edna Mamonyane said.
The Honda crashed into a Hyundai, which was travelling East, and two passengers in the Hyundai were killed. The driver of the Hyundai was critically injured and taken to hospital.
The driver of the Honda was allegedly drunk and was arrested on the scene. He was in custody at Honeydew police station.
He was expected to appear in court soon to face charges of culpable homicide and reckless or negligent driving, Mamonyane said.