‘Us drivers should be extra vigilant’- councillor

Residents assist the little girl, identified only as Nuraan, who rode her bicycle into the side of Angus McKenzies bakkie.

Ward 50 councillor Angus Mckenzie said being involved in an accident on Monday August 15, involving a little girl, has reminded him once more to be vigilant as a driver.

Bishop Lavis SAPS spokesperson, Captain Marie Louw, said police officers only filed an incident report, as the child, known only as Nuraan, had no serious injuries.

She said Mr Mckenzie was leaving the premises of the Sub-council 5 office, in Jakkalsvlei Avenue, when the girl, who was on her bicycle, rode into the side of his vehicle.

“No docket was opened. An incident report is (filed) when an accident is reported, but no-one was seriously injured.

“Unless the child’s parents want to lay a charge, there is no investigation at the moment,” Captain Louw said.

Mr Mckenzie said: “My thoughts and prayers are with Nuraan and her family at this moment.

“Today’s accident is a reminder to me of how important it is for us as drivers to be extra vigilant behind the wheel and how crucial it is for our youth to be aware of all activity on our streets.”