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'reckless' driving kills 2 boys

By unknown | Aug 22, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Getrude Makhafola and Pertunia Ratsatsi

Getrude Makhafola and Pertunia Ratsatsi

Two boys between the ages of 10 and 15 were killed after the car they were travelling in collided with a minibus taxi on the N12 yesterday morning.

A case of culpable homicide has been opened against the 18-year-old driver of an Opel Astra, who was critically injured and is in hospital.

Johannesburg Emergency Management (EMS )Services confirmed the boys' death at the accident scene.

Police said the young driver allegedly drove the car without the owner's consent and did not have a driver's licence.

The minibus taxi was on its way to town from Protea Glen in Soweto.

"The driver has been charged with culpable homicide," police spokesman Captain Philemon Khorombi said.

EMS spokesman Percy Morokane said two school children in the minibus and its driver were also seriously injured.

l In Tembisa six pupils and their driver were admitted to Tembisa Hospital after the car they were travelling in collided with a police vehicle yesterday.

Three police officers were also admitted to hospital.

The children were on their way to school at about 6.30am when their bakkie was hit by a police vehicle. Police say the 49-year-old woman driver of the bakkie was allegedly trying to make a U-turn in the middle of the road at Makhulong Section when the accident happened.

Police spokesman Constable Tebogo Sesing said: "We are still investigating but a case of reckless and negligent driving was opened."

The pupils were aged between six and 10 years old and were on their way to Olifantsfontein Primary School.


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