In times of trauma having a good Samaritan at one’s side is always great. On 2 September Fidelity ADT Reaction Officer Michael Valoyi, was that good Samaritan.
Officer Valoyi was on a routine patrol on Lenchen Road in Pretoria at approximately 17:00 when he saw the driver of a white Mercedes Benz C180 driving far too fast in the yellow lane.
Concerned, the officer kept an eye on the driver only to see as he approached the intersection of Melkbos street and Lenchen, that he knocked over a female pedestrian who was walking in the yellow lane. The driver of the Mercedes failed to stop and sped off.
Officer Valoyi followed the vehicle and reported the incident on the community radio requesting assistance and back-up. He finally managed to stop the vehicle and instructed the driver to return to the scene of the accident. The lady fortunately only sustained minor injuries on her right-hand side leg and hand. An ambulance was called to the scene and transported the victim to a provincial hospital for further investigation and the driver was handed over to SAPS constable Mnguin from Lyttleton.
Maurice Malan, Fidelity ADT branch Manager commends Officer Valoyi on his brave actions. “In our line of work we often hear of incidents where pedestrians or cyclists have been hurt by the driver of a car who has not stopped to check the well being of the person. We are just grateful our officer was on the scene to assist and apprehend the driver in question.”
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