No trace of Hummer driver

2010-10-18 20:08

Pretoria - Police on Monday afternoon were still searching for a man who allegedly killed two motorcyclists when he crashed into them while driving his mother's Hummer.

The 31-year-old man had not been seen since he fled the accident scene on Rachel de Beer Road in Pretoria North on Saturday morning.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Matthews Nkoadi denied previous reports that the driver of the Hummer was 18-years-old and had stolen the vehicle.

"He is a 31-year-old and the Hummer was his stepmother's. He had permission to drive the vehicle."

He said the man had not gone back to his stepmother's residence.

He said police did not know what had led to the accident.

Shortly after the crash, the two motorcycles and the Hummer caught fire.

The third biker was in a serious condition in hospital.

According to Beeld, the bikers belonged to the Christian Motorcyclists' Association and were on their way to a prayer service.