Police deny accident cover-up

2012-04-11 06:48

Pretoria Police have denied covering up an accident in which a girl died after being hit by a car allegedly driven by a community policing member (CPF) in Hercules.

Captain Pinky Tsinyane said a case of culpable homicide had been opened and that the matter was being investigated.

Tsinyane said that once this investigation had been finalised, the national prosecuting authority would decide whether to prosecute.

She could not confirm whether the driver was indeed a CPF member.

Tsinyane said the 10-year-old girl was walking with her friends on Monday night when she was hit by a car. She was taken to hospital where she later died.

Details of the circumstances surrounding the accident were not yet known and statements were being obtained from witnesses, said Tsinyane.

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