Hunt on for Cape Town hit-and-run driver

2013-08-02 14:11

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Cape Town - The father of a 23-year-old Cape Town student has vowed to track down the driver of a vehicle which ran over his son and left him for dead.

Che Newman was celebrating his birthday with friends in Kalk Bay, Cape Town, on Sunday when a reckless driver ploughed into him, the Cape Argus reported on Friday.  

The car, a black hatchback, first passed Newman and his friend Chris Moyce near a level crossing after they emerged from a restaurant.

“The person driving it definitely saw us,” Moyce said.

Then Moyce saw the hatchback slam into Newman.

Newman sustained a broken arm, fractured collarbone and cracked ribs that had punctured his lungs.

Now his father, Lunga, is on the hunt for the driver.

The information security expert has looked at video footage from a security camera inside the parking lot, which was obtained from the Kalk Bay harbour office.

In the footage, the car that allegedly ran over Newman is shown entering the parking lot before swerving around without stopping and speeding out of the exit.
Lunga says the car might be an Alfa Mito.
Lunga said: “What I can’t understand is how anybody could do what this monster did to my son. How can they walk around knowing that they might have killed someone and do nothing about it?”

Newman made the news in 2009 as a lifesaver on nearby Danger Beach when he rescued five drowning swimmers in a single day.

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