Blue light crash: Probe into driver ongoing

2012-01-09 19:31

Johannesburg - Gauteng police said on Monday they were still investigating the driver of Housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi, who allegedly crashed into Thomas Ferreira, 18, last year.

"The case is ongoing and the investigation is continuing. We will have a court date once a date is assigned by the court," said Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale.

"We sent them the docket and once a date is assigned we will be able to proceed with the case."

Ferreira was injured while riding a motorcycle in Krugersdorp on the first weekend of November.

He was struck by a car carrying Mmemezi when its blue light was turned on to cross a red traffic light.

Police confirmed on November 9 that a case of reckless or negligent driving had been opened against the driver, Semitsi Modomai.

At that time Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane publicly promised to cover the costs of the teenager's medical bills.

The premier's spokesperson Xoli Mngambi directed all queries related to the incident to housing department head Mongezi Mnyani, who could not be reached on Monday.

He said on December 23 that the department had not paid any medical bills for Ferreira and would meet with his family early this year with to reach an agreement on how to proceed.

The costs of the rehabilitation centre where Ferreira is being treated are reportedly around R120 000 a month.

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