Boy, 16, arrested after losing control of car, hitting pedestrian

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A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he lost control of the vehicle he was driving and slammed into a pedestrian.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he lost control of the vehicle he was driving and slammed into a pedestrian.
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A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after he lost control of a vehicle he was driving and slamming into a pedestrian who was on his way home from work.

The vehicle overturned and landed on its roof in a residential property.

Gau-Med Emergency Services responded to the accident on Friday at Pongola and Strydom streets in Birchleigh North, Kempton Park.

Car flipped on roof after crashing through wall
A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he lost control of the vehicle he was driving and slammed into a pedestrian.
Emergency services on scene of car crash
Gau-Med Emergency Services attended to the accident scene.

Spokesperson Ona Ndala said the pedestrian sustained serious injuries and required advanced life support intervention.

Ndala said:

Once the [pedestrian] was stabilised, he was transported to a nearby hospital for further care.

It is understood that the driver was alone in the vehicle and escaped unharmed.

Colonel Noxolo Kweza confirmed a case of reckless and negligent driving is being investigated.

"The suspect was arrested and transferred to a juvenile centre."




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