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Young girl dies after being run over on way to school

By Faeza
07 September 2016

A young girl has died after she was hit by a vehicle on the R512 near Lanseria, north of Johannesburg, on Wednesday, paramedics said.

The girl is believed to be aged between six and eight.

She was found lying next to the road at 07:40 on Wednesday morning.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said it was believed that the child was hit by a vehicle while she was walking to school.

Meiring said the driver apparently fled the scene.

"A second light motor vehicle apparently swerved to avoid a collision, lost control and came to rest in the ditch," he said.

The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to Life Fourways Hospital.

Local authorities were on the scene to investigate.

Source: News24