Motorist on the run after fatal accident

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Bystanders say the man was picked up by another car after climbing out of the wreckage.

An unknown motorist has gone missing after he fled the scene of a car crash in Pretoria north.

A bakkie and a BMW collided on the corner of Daan De Wet Nel Drive and Theron Street at about 9pm on Saturday. Nearby residents alerted emergency services to the scene where the two cars were found, Rekord North reported.

Best Care ambulance services arrived on the scene to find two men trapped in the bakkie.

Best Care spokesperson Xander Loubser confirmed that one of the men had died on the scene while the other had serious injuries. The occupants had to be extricated from the wreckage using force.

“Bystanders said the BMW driver ran away from the scene,” Loubser said.

Rumours on the scene were that the BMW driver was a foreign national, and after he climbed out of the vehicle wreck, he was picked up by another car.

“Police are still searching for the missing driver,” said spokesperson for Akasia police Captain Riana van Aarde.

The identities of the deceased and the injured have not been made known yet, although it was rumoured that the injured was the son-in-law of the man who died.

The cause of the accident will remain part of police investigations.

Caxton News Service




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