Truck driver arrested 5 months after allegedly being involved in hit-and-run

2019-07-05 12:05
Truck driver in custody for allegedly being involved in a hit-and-run incident in February.

Truck driver in custody for allegedly being involved in a hit-and-run incident in February. (Supplied)

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A truck driver is expected to appear in the Daveyton Magistrate's Court on Friday after he was arrested for a hit-and-run incident involving a pedestrian in Etwatwa, Benoni, earlier this year.

"In February this year, in Eiselen Street in Etwatwa, a truck allegedly hit a pedestrian and the driver failed to stop. Fortunately, independent witnesses took down the registration number of the truck," Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department spokesperson, Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago, said in a statement on Friday.

EMPD Equestrian Unit members who were patrolling, saw a truck that had the same registration number in Pretoria Road in Benoni, on Thursday morning.

"The 51-year-old driver fitted the description of the man who, against the law, decided not to stop after colliding with the pedestrian in February," Kgasago said.

He added that a motorist who fails to stop after an accident is liable to be prosecuted and, if convicted, faces a fine of up to R36 000 or imprisonment for up to nine years.

The driver was detained at the Etwatwa police station and the truck was released to the owner.

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