A 31-year-old mother, Lucrecia Daniels, was left traumatised after seeing her six-month-old baby girl being flung into the air in her pram when she was hit by a speeding car along Duinefontein Road on Wednesday.
According to Daily Voice, the baby was lucky to be alive after being hit by a red Toyota Tazz, which had jumped a red robot.
“I was coming from Nyanga Junction and walking with my baby in the pram,” Daniels was quoted as saying.
“The robot was red and I crossed over onto the island. I stood and looked and then crossed over towards Manenberg and then the car just came at a speed and hit us.
“The pram was rukked out of my hands and flew into the air,” Daniels said.
She ran to check on her baby, who remained strapped in her pram, with no serious injuries.
Reckless and negligent driving
The baby was taken to Red Cross Hospital.
Manenberg police were investigating a case of reckless and negligent driving, after the driver fled the scene.
The incident came just a few weeks after angry residents in Elsies River reportedly pelted taxi drivers with bricks after a 9-year-old boy was hit by a taxi.
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.
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