Motorist attacked after hitting and killing child (12)

A motorist was attacked and seriously assaulted by community members after hitting a 12-year-old child with his vehicle in Ten Rooms at Hartbeespoort on Sunday. The child died as a result of his injuries.

The motorist, driving a Toyota Hilux, hit the child at around 09:00 on Sunday morning and then tried to flee. He was caught by community members and assaulted. The child was taken to hospital, where he passed away.

The motorist was arrested and is currently in hospital under police guard. He is charged with culpable homicide.