South Africa 6.12.2016 12:33 pm

‘Pregnant’ woman killed in car accident after catching lift from ‘drunk’ driver

The vehicle the woman was ejected from.

The vehicle the woman was ejected from.

She was ejected from the vehicle as it rolled several times.

An apparently pregnant woman died following a car accident near West Village on the R28 between Randfontein and Krugersdorp, in Gauteng, on Saturday night, Randfontein Herald reports.

This was found inside the vehicle.

This was found inside the vehicle.

While the matter is currently under investigation, it is believed that she was ejected from the vehicle after it had rolled several times.

According to a reliable source, the driver, who already had two passengers in the vehicle, obliged when she asked them for a lift. It is further alleged that the three occupants of the vehicle were intoxicated.

While the other two injured passengers were allegedly transported to hospital, the driver at first was nowhere to be seen.

“When the Herald arrived at the scene, the forensic officer were taking footage and gathering evidence with the help of the West Village Neighbourhood Watch [WWNW],” Gary Badenhorst, WWNW chairperson, said.

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“The woman passed away – she was thrown from the vehicle as it rolled.”

While taking photos of the accident scene, the Herald noticed a red vehicle with two male occupants park nearby. The Herald thought it was the woman’s family.

One moment, a man, talking on his cellphone, appeared out of nowhere. Witnesses identified him as the alleged driver of the vehicle involved in the crash. Suddenly, the red vehicle sped off in the direction of Randfontein.

The impact of the accident is very evident.

The impact of the accident is very evident.

A police officer on scene confirmed to the Herald that the driver was indeed picked up and the police as well as a tow truck were chasing them.

Tshepiso Mashale, Krugersdorp Police Station spokesperson, said she was looking into the matter and would comment at a later stage.

– Caxton News Service

 

 

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