Teen, 13, bust for illegal driving after car crashes with taxi in Ntuzuma, KZN

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A taxi driver involved in a collision in Ntuzuma on Thursday has been charged for overload.PHOTO: supplied
A taxi driver involved in a collision in Ntuzuma on Thursday has been charged for overload.PHOTO: supplied

A 13-year-old teen has been bust driving illegally after the car he was in crashed with a taxi.

A man believed to be the father of a teenager (13) who was driving a light motor car when the accident happened in Ntuzuma, north of Durban on Thursday, has been charged for allowing a minor to drive a car without a driver’s licence.

It’s alleged that the 13-year-old teenager was driving his father’s car when he lost control and crashed into a mini-bus taxi.

A taxi driver (27) who was transporting 23 pupils to school on Thursday morning has been charged for overloading.

The mini-bus taxi was involved in a collision with a light motor car between Mafukuzela and Sibisi Road.

Sources at the scene told The Witness that a teenager from Ntuzuma Township was driving along Sibisi Road at a high speed and attempted to overtake two cars before his car collided into a taxi.

The mini-bus taxi capsized injuring 23 pupils aged between four and 12.

Reaction Unit South Africa said in a statement an angry mob gathered at the scene and threatened to attack the teenager who was believed to be responsible for the collision.

“The teenager allegedly stole his father’s vehicle and was on a joyride when he collided into the side of the mini-bus taxi. The injured pupils were from different schools,” Rusa said.

KZN police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said a case of reckless and negligent driving was opened against both drivers.

“Two Road Traffic Act fines were issued against both the drivers. The injured [patients] were taken to hospital for medical attention,” Gwala said.

• andile.sithole@media24.com
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