Cape Town – An alleged illegal street racer who crashed his vehicle into a centre barrier on Sable Road, the off-ramp from the N1 at Century City, has had to have his legs amputated.
Videos of the accident, in which the driver of a BMW lost control of his vehicle, rolling several times, after changing lanes at high speed, have been circulated on social media, with the City condemning the alleged illegal street racing incident.
The 26-year-old Taufiq Carr had sustained serious leg and head injuries when paramedics transported him to hospital.
The Cape Town businessman's mother, Moesna Carr, said her son remained sedated and was "not really conscious", News24 reported.
"He's young – all of the youngsters of today are crazy over cars," Moesna said.