Child dies in East Rand car crash


Johannesburg - A four-year-old boy died and his baby brother was seriously injured on Sunday when their car hit a pole in Boksburg, on the East Rand, paramedics said.

ER24 spokeswoman Vanessa Jackson said a Toyota Auris was travelling on Rondebult road towards Boksburg CBD when the accident happened at 10.15am.

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“It appears that at Comet street, the children's mother, who was driving, lost control... and she crashed straight into the pole,” she said.

Jackson said 27-year-old woman suffered minor injuries. Her four-year old son died at the scene. His 20-month-old brother broke his leg and was taken to a hospital in Benoni.

“He has since been transferred to the Union Hospital in Alberton, where he remains in a stable but serious condition,” she said.

There were no other vehicles involved in the crash. - Sapa

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