Sad scenes as kombi driver jumps into flooded river while fleeing traffic officers


In a harrowing turn of events, a taxi driver is presumed to have drowned after jumping into a swollen river while attempting to evade a traffic stop on the N2 highway in Cape Town.

According to city officials, traffic police had pulled over the Toyota Quantum taxi on Tuesday, June 4th, but the driver suddenly stopped the vehicle and fled on foot towards a nearby river, which had burst its banks due to heavy rains.

Despite efforts by police to chase down the driver, he made the fateful decision to leap into the raging floodwaters in a desperate bid to escape arrest. Emergency responders immediately launched a search and rescue operation, but the driver could not be located and is now feared to have been swept away by the powerful current.

The tragic incident has left the local community in shock, with witnesses reporting a heavy police presence at the scene during the morning. Authorities are now working to identify the driver and notify his family of the devastating turn of events stemming from his attempt to flee the traffic stop.

This heartbreaking loss of life serves as a stark reminder of the dangers that can arise when individuals choose to evade law enforcement, especially under such perilous environmental conditions. The search for the missing taxi driver continues as the city grapples with this tragic outcome.

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