Man speeds car off quay wall with child in car

2013-11-07 00:00

A MAN who allegedly drove his car into Richards Bay harbour on Tuesday night, while his 10-month-old daughter was seated in the vehicle, has been charged with attempted murder.

Richards Bay police spokesperson Captain Debbie Ferreira said the man drove his VW Passat into the water at the Slipway shortly after 7 pm.

A police source said the man swam to safety with his daughter and was found on the quay side.

Ferreira said the man appeared in court yesterday. He was remanded in custody until November 12.

The source said the man had apparently had an argument with his wife and afterwards sped his car off the quay wall and into the deep water. The baby was taken to the Bay Hospital where she is being monitored.

The police’s Richards Bay Operational Response Service and Sea Borders unit rushed to the scene and the man was arrested.

“Visibility was too poor on Tuesday evening to get the vehicle out,” said Marvic shareholder Rueban Govender.

Yesterday morning, SAPS divers and Marvic Towing and Recovery managed to retrieve the vehicle from the sea.

Last year, Vijen Naidoo and his two sons, Yuvesh (5) and Cameron (2), drowned after their father allegedly drove his Toyota Tazz into the Richards Bay harbour.

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