Woman killed in crash with hijackers

2013-03-05 09:08

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Cape Town - A woman died when her car was hit by hijackers in a high speed chase with the police, it was reported on Tuesday.

Corne Welman, 41, was on her way to work early on Monday when the two hijackers skipped a red traffic light and hit her car on the corner of Buitengracht and Strand streets, The Cape Times reported.

The hijackers, from Nyanga and Philippi, were arrested at the scene. They had head injuries.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks told the newspaper another person was seriously injured in the crash.

Police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk told the newspaper the flying squad had responded to a call about a green Toyota Avanza hijacked in Nyanga.

"The vehicle was travelling towards Cape Town when the flying squad members caught up with [it] close to the fire station in Cape Town," he said.

"When the occupants of the Avanza refused to adhere to the officers' instructions to stop at any of the red robots, the chase continued."

He said the Avanza crashed into an Opel Corsa at an intersection.

Police found a pistol with the serial number filed off, a magazine and two rounds in the car.

A murder case had been opened.

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