Monday, October 10, 2022

Woman succumbs to injuries after being knocked over by drunk, unlicensed driver in Bonteheuwel

A woman has succumbed to her injuries in hospital in the early hours of Monday morning, after being knocked over by a man, allegedly unlicensed.

Tatum Hendricks was knocked with such impact that her body was flung on top of a roof in Bluegum Avenue.

It’s alleged had the man had stolen his father's car and recklessly drove the vehicle under the influence of alcohol. In Soetdoring Street it is alleged he drove into a gate thereafter the vehicle was heard revving and speeding down Bonteheuwel Avenue where it is believed he lost control of the vehicle knocked a male individual and then Tatum and thereafter into two properties in Bluegum Avenue.


An unknown off duty paramedic worked to keep Tatum alive until emergency services arrived on scene. She was transported to hospital along with the other pedestrian as well as the driver who needed to be cut out of the vehicle.

Ward Councillor, Angus Mckenzie, wants the drunk driver to face the full might of the law

‘’Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and close friends after she was declared dead before 2am this [Monday] morning. The actions of the driver cannot go unpunished. This behavior has caused great pain for the family, friends and greater community.’’


Done By: Mitchum George

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