Cape Town taxi driver flees after crash leaves schoolboy seriously injured

2018-09-06 10:10
The scene after a minibus taxi crashed on Philip Kgosana Drive in Cape Town. (Jaco Marais, Netwerk24)

The scene after a minibus taxi crashed on Philip Kgosana Drive in Cape Town. (Jaco Marais, Netwerk24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A minibus taxi driver has fled after crashing his vehicle, loaded with schoolchildren, on Phillip Kgosana Drive in Cape Town on Thursday morning.

The crash left an eight-year-old boy seriously injured and five other pupils slightly injured, said Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa.

The boy was rushed to Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.

Africa said the driver had lost control of his vehicle, causing it to overturn with 15 children inside.

A photo showed the vehicle had hit a streetlight pole.

"The taxi had no permits and, according to Natis, the vehicle was also unroadworthy," said Africa.

The left lane on the incoming side was closed to traffic and authorities were on scene.

Read more on:    cape town  |  accidents

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.