Teen boy dies after being hit by speeding car while chasing ball on busy road


A TEENAGE boy was playing with a ball when it went into the main busy road yesterday afternoon.

The 14-year-old was killed by a speeding car when he was chasing after the ball on Dr Belcher Road in Mangaung.

A white Datsun Go was heading to town when it hit him and he flew to the other side of the road.

A witness, Thapelo Leeuw (37), said the car was speeding like the taxis do on the deadly road.

He told Daily Sun: “This road has claimed so many lives and those who survived are crippled and have lifetime scars. The only time we stopped seeing accidents here was when we were on level 4 and 5 of lockdown. Since we got into level 3, 2 and 1, it’s getting worse.

“The taxis seem to be doing a race on this road. They don’t care about pedestrians. The young boy was playing soccer and he was chasing after the ball when he was hit by the speeding Datsun Go. The driver, who was alone, was not drunk and he was co-operating with the police. But he will forever remember that he took a life and that is sad.”

The teenager was certified dead at the scene.

Heidedal police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after the incident.

— Daily Sun

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