WATCH: Youngsters escape serious injury in accident in Terenure

Photograph: Samantha Cowley

Two youngsters escaped serious injury on Saturday morning after crashing the car of the mother of one of them in Terenure.

It is believed the car was speeding down Opstal Road. The driver lost control of the vehicle around a bend, hit a palisade fence and then a tree, after which it overturned. The accident happened at around 10.30am.

According to Samantha Cowley of Terenure this stretch of road has been a problem for many years, with regular accidents happening at the bend.

She said she had picked up her friend Janie Pretorius, who lives on Opstal Street, on Saturday morning. Shortly after leaving the house they got a call that an accident had happened in front of the house.

They went back and saw the red VW Polo on its roof. It had taken out most of the palisade fence of one of the houses.

According to Cowley, who took videos and pictures at the scene, they notified the emergency services and police. From what she could gather, one teenager took his mother’s car without permission, who was in Limpopo at the time.

The shocked driver of the car sits on the pavement after the accident. Photograph: Samantha Cowley

He drove to a friend’s house. His friend then got behind the wheel, sped off and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle sped over two driveways before colliding with the fence.

Both teenagers crawled out of the wreck. None of them was seriously injured but were in shock. The teen who took his mother’s car was taken to hospital.

Both the metro police and police were on the scene.

The tree that took the final impact from the car before the car came to a standstill on its roof. Photograph: Samantha Cowley


The tree behind the palisades in front of the garden cottage. Photograph: Samantha Cowley


The passenger on his knees, begging for forgiveness from family members for taking his mom’s car without her permission. Photograph: Samantha Cowley.


The passenger of the car speaks to the owner of the house, Adri Pretorius, before asking paramedics to take him to hospital. Photograph: Samantha Cowley


Photograph: Samantha Cowley


Photograph: Samantha Cowley


Photograph: Samantha Cowley


Photograph: Samantha Cowley


Photograph: Samantha Cowley


Photograph: Samantha Cowley


Photograph: Gideon Strauss


Photograph: Samantha Cowley



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