Cape Town motorist appears for allegedly running over tourists, killing 1

2017-03-07 17:57
Magistrates court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Magistrates court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - A man suspected of knocking down a group of tourists - killing a Swedish national and leaving five others injured - appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Darrel Kevin Fouter, 28, heard that a postponement was necessary because police were still investigating the incident that occurred on December 14 near his residence.

Fouter, out on R5 000 bail, was told to return to court on May 9.

He faces charges of culpable homicide, reckless and negligent driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.

He was driving along Arum Road in Table View when he hit the pedestrians, said Western Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Andrè Traut at the time.

Table View police said an eyewitness saw a vehicle speeding along the road moments before the incident.

The driver was arrested at the scene and immediately taken to have his blood tested for alcohol.

The group of foreign nationals came from countries including Holland, Israel, Denmark and Sweden.

Paramedics tried to save the young Swedish national, who had sustained multiple injuries, but were unsuccessful.

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