Motorist commits suicide while driving

Kuils River police have opened an inquest docket into the alleged suicide of a motorist on the R300 while...

A patrol vehicle of the South African Police Service. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

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A traffic vehicle was on patrol on the busy road when officers witnessed the white vehicle colliding into a tree.

Station Commissioner Lee-Roy Nolan explained, “Suddenly this vehicle swerved from the right hand lane to the left hand and then it turned onto the off-ramp where it collided against a tree. The traffic official stopped where he saw that the driver committed suicide by shooting himself.”