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School boy hit and killed by taxi

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Durban - A 10-year-old school boy was killed when he was hit by a taxi in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday morning, paramedics said.

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09 Subject: Brick truck crashes through wall after partial head-on collision with tow truck.Statement: At approximately 09h20 on Thursday morning 12 March 2009, Netcare 911 paramedics responded to reports of a very serious collision involving several vehicles on Douglas road near to the corner of Alexander road in Douglasdale in the Fourways area. Picture. Netcare 911

“Reports from the scene indicate that the child was on his way to school. He got out of a taxi and ran across the road when he landed in front of another taxi,” said Netcare911 spokesman Chris Botha in a statement.

The accident happened on the M13 west bound around 7.15am.

“Paramedics arrived at the scene and found him lying unresponsive on the roadway. After they examined him it was found that he had tragically died due to the extensive injuries that he sustained,” said Botha. - Sapa

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