23 children injured in KZN after teen ‘joyride’
The driver of the BMW that crashed into a taxi transporting children in KwaMashu is allegedly just 14 years old.
23 Scholars suffered mild to critical injuries after a 14-year-old joyrider crashed into the minibus transporting them to school this morning (Thursday).
Residents from Sibisi Street in KwaMashu, L section KZN contacted Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) requesting assistance for the injured. Reaction Officers and RUSA Medics were immediately dispatched and arrived on the scene early at 07:21.
An angry mob gathered at the scene and threatened to assault the driver of the white BMW X3 who was believed to be responsible for the collision. The teenager allegedly stole his father's car and was on a joyride when he crashed into the side of the minibus. He was taken to police custody. The injured Scholars aged between 5 and 11 were from different schools.
Paramedics from various ambulances services stabilized the injured on the scene before transporting them to medical facilities.
Some kids were badly injured and lost some parts of their bodies. The boy should be questioned by the police, why he took his father's car while he's just a kid.
The law states that only the person aged 18 upwards is allowed to drive a car and only you have done your driving lessons also owing to a driver's license. This boy will be facing some serious actions and the crimes he committed.
He will be charged for stealing his father's car, causing an accident that hurt a lot of kids, and for driving without a driver's license. He's a very young boy, he should be at school not stealing his father's car and crashing other cars. Parents should not let their young children drive their cars because they don't know what they will come across the road.
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