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Child, 4, dies in Durban accident

2012-08-16 09:05

Durban - A 4-year-old child died after a collision between two vehicles in Amanzimtoti, paramedics said on Wednesday.

"Reports indicate that an errant driver crossed the traffic causing a light motor vehicle to smash into his side," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

"Exact detail to the cause of the accident and preceding events will remain subject for police investigation and comment."

When paramedics arrived at the scene they found the child lying on the grass verge of the road being treated by a former paramedic.

"The child had sustained critical injuries and after he was deftly immobilised on scene, they transported him to the Netcare Kingsway hospital for stabilisation."

The child died in hospital, Botha said.