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Taxi driver fled crash scene - police

902 A crime scene expert takes pictures of the scene on 7th street in Linden where 3 men tried to hijack a woman after a chase with the police that started in Robindale. 190208. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu

902 A crime scene expert takes pictures of the scene on 7th street in Linden where 3 men tried to hijack a woman after a chase with the police that started in Robindale. 190208. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu

Published Jul 5, 2013

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Johannesburg - A taxi driver ran away from an accident scene where a man was killed on Friday morning in Montgomery Park, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said.

Spokesman Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said a man, believed to be in his thirties, died after the taxi went through a red light and collided with an Audi A3 at the Beyers Naude and Preller road intersection.

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After the crash, the taxi driver fled the scene and was still at large.

“The JMPD will lodge a case of culpable homicide against the taxi driver. The deceased was a passenger in the taxi,” Minnaar said.

Eight people were injured and taken to the nearby Helen Joseph Hospital.

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Traffic on Beyers Naude was severely affected by the accident. - Sapa

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