Taxi driver to appear in court
By Lelethu Mquqo
30 August 2010
A Cape Town taxi driver will appear in court tomorrow after being arrested in connection with the death of 10 schoolchildren in a railway crossing accident.
The suspect was discharged from hospital yesterday afternoon, and immediately arrested by the detective at the hospital.
The taxi was carrying children to school when it was hit by the train after the 55-year-old driver allegedly drove around a lowered boom at a crossing.
The police’s Billy Jones says they are consulting with the Director of Public Prosecutions on whether the charge will be changed from culpable homicide to murder.