A police officer at Karasburg is now facing charges of reckless and negligent driving after he allegedly bumped two children in the southern town last week Friday.
The officer whose name has been withheld by the police is waiting for the prosecutor general’s decision on the case opened, he is however not in police custody.
According to the police, the officer was driving to a crime scene when he encountered the children who were playing in the middle of the street.
The police said that the two children who sustained injuries ran towards the police Quantum resulting in their incident, acting Karas Regional commander deputy commissioner, David Indongo, told The Villager.
“Police investigations into the matter has found that that the officer was attending to a crime scene after he got a call at the station. Fortunately, he was not driving at a high speed. He was already in that street and was just looking for the erf of the person that called the police. The two children ran into the police vehicle but it was not on high speed,” he said.
He added that both minors sustained minor injuries and where taken to the state hospital and one of them was discharged the same day and the other the following day after.
“The internal investigation where completed today. And we are going to send the docket to the prosecutor general’s office for her decision. Parents and guardians need to look after children at all times and they need to warn them about the dangers of playing in streets,” he said.