Cover-up suspected in head boy crash

2013-01-07 10:08

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Cape Town - Many questions have been asked about the car crash that claimed the life of popular Milnerton High head boy Jake Wooton in Hermanus in April last year.

Police are apparently finally going to charge the driver of the car with culpable homicide, but Wooton’s family say it’s too little too late, reported the Sunday Argus.

“I would like to see the driver charged with murdering my son, and with seven counts of attempted murder,” the boy’s father, Stephen Wooton, said.

Numerous claims of shoddy police work on the night of the crash included the failure to conduct blood alcohol tests on the driver.

Transport MEC Robin Carlisle even suggested that a police cover-up may have taken place. 

He said the case had been handled in a “scandalous” manner.

“I am now concerned that we are dealing with a police cover-up, as opposed to a case of police inefficiency,” he said.

Wooton said the driver of the car had been drinking at the same bar as his son shortly before the incident, and said he had been told there was a possibility that the driver may have driven into his son and his friends intentionally as they walked along the road in an attempt to scare them or intimidate them.


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