KZN driver who hit cyclists arrested

2012-01-06 14:40
Pietermaritzburg - A driver who failed to stop after causing an accident that injured two cyclists was arrested in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

"The 21-year-old man was arrested on Thursday in New Holmes, Pietermaritzburg for reckless and negligent driving and failure to stop after an accident," said Colonel Jay Naicker.

The driver allegedly hit the cyclists on Thursday morning along the M13 in Fields Hill near Kloof, Pinetown.

He reported the accident to the Hillcrest police station, describing it as minor.

Naicker said one of the cyclists, a 28-year-old woman, was in a serious condition in hospital with head injuries.

Her companion, a 62-year-old man, was discharged from hospital soon after the accident.

The number plate of the driver's vehicle was recovered from the accident scene and traced to Pietermaritzburg.

"The driver's vehicle was recovered on the premises of a panel beater with damages in the front, windscreen and roof."

He was expected to appear in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court later on Friday.

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