‘Hijacker’ crashes



June 14, 2016
‘Hijacker’ crashes

EINA: Suspect injured after hitting Elsies River house. CREDIT: Ayanda Ndamane

The Daily Voice team was hot on the wheels of cops during high-speed chase.

This was the dramatic moment when a suspected hijacker crashed a stolen car into a wall after a high-speed police chase.

The suspect slammed the blue Toyota Corolla into the gate and wall of a house in Holy Cross Street, Elsies River, yesterday morning.

It’s believed the man also fired shots at cops before the crash.

The Daily Voice followed police with blue lights flashing from Delft to Elsies River where the suspect was cornered.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut confirmed the car was stolen in Kuils River.

“A Toyota Corolla was hijacked in Kuils River and later recovered in Elsies River,” Traut says.

“The complainant stopped her vehicle due to mechanical problems and was approached by two men in a white Toyota Tazz who assisted her.

“One of the men then sped off with the vehicle.

“Shortly afterwards, a police patrol spotted the vehicle in Elsies River and after a brief pursuit the vehicle made an accident and the suspect, who is in his thirties, was arrested.

“The second suspect is still being sought.”

The hijack victim also arrived at the scene, visibly shaken.

Cops ran several checks at the scene to find out if the suspects were involved in the earlier fatal shooting of a police officer in Delft.

“The suspects in that shooting drove off in a similar car,” a cop told the Daily Voice.

The suspect was taken to hospital and is expected in court once he has been charged.

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