South Africa 26.11.2014 08:40 pm

Sandton dragged woman case: suspect granted bail

Suzanne Leyden was said to be in a serious condition in hospital following the incident. Pic: Twitter.

Suzanne Leyden was said to be in a serious condition in hospital following the incident. Pic: Twitter.

The man involved in an apparent hit and run incident that resulted in a schoolteacher being dragged along under a bakkie, has been granted bail.

Parkview police spokesperson Sergeant Lloyd Ramovha told The Citizen that the 48-year-old man had been released on R5 000 bail, and would appear in court again in the New Year.

“The man was identified as Deon Schoeman. He is due in court again on January 22,” said Ramovha.

“He handed himself over yesterday morning following a call from the investigating officer in the case. He appeared in the Hillbrow Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with reckless and negligent driving, as well as failing to stop after an accident.”

Schoolteacher Suzanne Leyden reportedly approached a white bakkie following a bumper bashing incident at the corner of William Nicol Drive and St Andrews Road in Hurlingham last week Thursday.

ER24 said Leyden had sustained multiple injuries to her head and chest after she was dragged under the light motor vehicle for some distance.

“It is understood that the incident occurred when the woman had stopped her vehicle to exchange her details with another driver after a minor collision. The driver apparently sped off, dragging the woman under the vehicle,” ER24 said.

Leyden remains in a serious condition in hospital, according to reports.


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