Northdale: speeding car slams into house wall

2009-01-18 00:00

Eleven-year-old Northdale schoolboy Sherwyn Narsigadu narrowly missed being struck by a speeding vehicle that slammed into the wall surrounding the yard of his family home. He had left the house only seconds before to cross the road to buy bread at a nearby tuckshop.

Shocked by the incident, Sherwyn was even more amazed when the two occupants of the vehicle — each holding a beer bottle — jumped out of the car and fled.

He told The Witness yesterday: “One went into a kombi and the other guy ran up the road and disappeared.”

His father, Logan Narsigadu, said the driver of the vehicle, who gave his name, returned to the accident scene four hours later and provided him with his details as well as those of the owner of the vehicle.

Narsigadu said yesterday he has yet to pass the information to the police. He said police did attend the accident scene, but “could not charge anybody” because the occupants of the vehicle had fled.

Describing the crash, Sherwyn said he had walked out of his yard, in Daphne Road, at about 8.20 am to buy bread when he first heard and then saw a car “come speeding”. “It skidded in the grass and then hit the gutter and then the wall … There was a big bang.”

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