Police to dispatch vehicles to 14th Avenue pedestrian bridge

Police vow to dispatch vehicles to monitor rock-throwing at the 14th Avenue pedestrian bridge. Photo: Google maps.


Florida police have promised to dispatch vehicles to monitor the 14th Avenue pedestrian bridge following complaints of rock-throwing.

Spokesperson for the station, Sergeant Mpho More, said they were not aware of the attacks but, “We will be sending cars to check”.

Read the initial article here: 14th Avenue rock-throwing incident alert

The rock-throwing at the bridge became a huge concern after a local resident narrowly escaped with his life and extensive damages to his car after he was allegedly targeted by rock-throwers who attacked him on Thursday, 1 March, after midnight.

This infamous trend has become an issue in KwaZulu-Natal and has resulted in fatalities.

The Northsider’s social media followers responded to the matter …

Elize Veldman remembers what happened to her husband. “It happened to my husband three years ago. It [damaged] the bonnet, then the windscreen … they were expecting us to stop so they could rob us,” she said.

Nardus Daniel van Niekerk asked, “How many people need to die before barriers are erected on these bridges? It seems elementary to me.”

David Fincham suggested that various organisations should unite to curb the problem. “Could we please ask all CPFs and security companies to engage on this matter, nationwide? As a society, we need a swift, positive, proactive response to this.”

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