Boy steals car, crashes into bikers

2010-10-18 07:22

Two Pretoria motorcyclists were killed and another critically injured, when an 18-year-old crashed into them with his mother’s Hummer.

Warrant Officer Matthews Nkoadi said the incident happened on Saturday in Rachel de Beer Street.

“The boy stole the Hummer from his mother and began driving it on the wrong side of the street. He crashed into the three motorcyclists head on,” Nkoadi said today.

Two of the men died at the scene.

Shortly after the crash, all three vehicles caught fire, and the youth fled on foot.

“It all burnt to the ground.”

The third biker was in a serious condition in hospital.

Nkoadi said police were still looking for the boy.

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

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