Man held after reversing car into group, killing one

2014-10-14 18:13
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Pretoria – A man was arrested after reversing his car into a group of people, killing one, in a Hatfield parking lot.

According to a News24 user the incident occurred during a fight outside a Hatfield nightclub on Sunday morning.

“[The] driver reversed into him and three other people… [The] car stopped on top of deceased and was lifted off by bouncers [of the nearby nightclub],” the News24 user reported.

Police spokesperson Doniah Mothutsane confirmed the incident and told News24 that at 05:30 a 27-year-old man was seen reversing his Hyundai Getz into a group of people in a parking lot on the corner of South and Jan Shoba streets.

“The vehicle bumped into four people which resulted in a death of one man.”

The injured were taken to hospital.

Mothutsane said: “The 27-year-old driver was arrested and will appear at Hatfield Community Court soon on charges of culpable homicide and reckless driving.”

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