Hummer driver tells mom he's in Zim

2010-10-18 22:56

Pretoria – The 18-year-old boy who crashed into and killed two motorcyclists and injured a third with his mother’s Hummer in Pretoria North, has apparently sent her an SMS saying he has fled to Zimbabwe.

Apparently he wants to come home, but is too afraid.

A reliable source told Beeld the police have given the parents until Tuesday to convince him to hand himself over, otherwise they will issue a warrant for his arrest.

Pieter Coetzee, 60, and JP Kruger, 32, died on impact when the Hummer crashed into them in Rachel de Beer Street.

Coetzee’s son, 25-year-old Pieter jnr, was admitted to the Montana hospital in Pretoria.

Police spokesperson Matthews Nkoadi said the suspect fled the scene when the Hummer burst into flames.

Gave permission

According to the police, the mother is now alleging that she gave her son permission to use the car.

Shortly after the incident, she said that her son had stolen the car.

“The mother later said she doesn’t know which one of her two sons took the car.

“On Monday morning she told the police at the Pretoria North police station that it had been her 31-year-old son who took the car, with her permission,” Nkoadi said on Monday.

Louis von Allermans, president of the Christian Motorcyclists Association’s Hatfield branch, who went to see Coetzee jnr along with his family on Sunday to tell him about his father’s death, said he is doing well.

His condition is stable.