Eight children hit by car in Durban

By Drum Digital
30 January 2015

Eight school children were injured when a car struck them outside their school in Reservoir Hills, Durban, on Friday, paramedics said.

The accident happened when a driver lost control of a car around 1pm, Rescue Care spokesman Garrith Jamieson said.

"Rescue Care paramedics arrived on the scene to find that a vehicle had somehow lost control and collided with two stationary vehicles which then collided into the scholars who were standing awaiting transportation home."

The driver and the children were treated on the scene and taken to hospital. Police were investigating.

This was the third accident involving children in KwaZulu-Natal in as many days.

Seven children were killed on Wednesday when a bakkie overturned and crashed into a house in Pietermaritzburg. About 12 children sustained serious and critical injuries.

On Thursday, 22 children were injured when a bus collided with a minibus in Umlazi. Five of them were seriously injured and 17 sustained minor injuries.

The Jaws of Life were used to free the critically injured minibus driver from the wreck.

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