Cape Town police are in search of a motorist who was caught on CCTV skiddiing away from the scene of a hit-and-run.
Manhunt launched to find Eersterivier hit-and-run suspect
According to metadata found on the footage, the indicent was recorded a minute before 07:00 on the morning of Saturday 30 April 2022.
The clips shows a woman cautiously moving along the side of a road that’s unaccommodating to pedestrians. Careful not to tread on the wrong side of the road, a vehicle drives past and makes a left turn ahead of her.
While the woman had tried by all means to stay out of the passing vehicle’s way, she had no idea that behind her, a reckless driver was fast-approaching.
A neighbour’s home surveillance cameras captured the moment the wanted motorist recklessly veered off the road and mauled the pedestrian, sending her flying across the road. Instead of rushing to the woman’s aid, the motorist paused for a second, slammed the vehicle in reverse and skidded away from the hit-and-run scene.
This incident happened in Eersterivier, Cape Town, ward 16. The woman victim survived and she's okay. The authorities have the registration and pictures of the driver. The police is handling it. pic.twitter.com/s0LQlUSkTn— BEAST OF NEWS (@EversonLuhanga) May 4, 2022
Fortunately, as reported by Daily Voice, the woman, who so happened to reside on the same street she was mauled on, survived the ordeal with non-life-threatening injuries.
From what we understand, Eersterivier police, whose hands are tied with this week’s cash-in-transit attempt that was caught on camera, are in search of a white Honda Ballad.
Further reports suggest authorities may have been able to obtain the vehicle’s registration plates.
“No arrests have been made as yet, investigations continue,” Cape Town police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk wrote in a statement.