National 7.9.2016 10:59 am

Child killed in apparent hit-and-run

A horrific view of the second light motor vehicle that swerved to avoid the collision where a child was killed.

A horrific view of the second light motor vehicle that swerved to avoid the collision where a child was killed.

The child is believed to have been on her way to school when she was hit by a vehicle.

A young girl believed to be aged between six and eight was killed this morning after she was hit by a vehicle on the R512 near Lanseria, north of Johannesburg, Randburg Sun reports.

ER24 paramedics along with other services arrived at the scene at 7.40am and found the body of the child lying next to the road, while a light motor vehicle was found lying in a ditch.

Paramedics immediately assessed the patient and found she had already succumbed to her multiple fatal injuries.

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ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said: “Unfortunately, nothing more could be done for the young girl, and she was declared dead on scene.”

The child is believed to have been on her way to school when she was hit by a vehicle. This vehicle then apparently fled the scene. A second light motor vehicle apparently swerved to avoid a collision, lost control and came to rest in the ditch.

The driver of the light motor vehicle, a woman, was assessed and found to have sustained only minor injuries. She was treated for her injuries and thereafter transported to Life Fourways Hospital for further treatment.

Local authorities were on scene to investigate further.

– Caxton News Service

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