Angry residents in Elsies River reportedly pelted taxi drivers with bricks after a 9-year-old boy was hit by a taxi on Monday.
Daily Voice reported on Tuesday that traffic cops closed off 35th Street after the enraged residents went on a rampage.
“The boy crossed the road from Connaught Estate to Elsies to go to school when the taxi came and hit him. His left leg was struck and the driver still drove over his leg,” one resident was quoted as saying.
A law enforcement spokesperson said the driver wanted to flee but the residents blocked him and became riotous, as they stoned any Quantum that passed through.
This came a few weeks after a young girl’s life came to a tragic end after she was driven over by a taxi that was allegedly owned by her father in Bonteheuwel.
Zahrah Conlan, 7, was allegedly standing behind the vehicle when her uncle was reversing and accidentally drove over her.
Angus McKenzie, Bonteheuwel ward councillor said at the time that the death of Zahrah was a painful experience.
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