Side mirror hits, kills child

2011-02-27 13:47

Johannesburg - A 3-year-old child died when his head was struck by the side mirror of a car while he stood at the side of a road with his mother in Stellenbosch, said ER24.

Spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said the boy was knocked unconscious when he was hit by the mirror of a passing Opel Corsa on the R44 on Saturday.

However, he had died of suspected extensive head trauma by the time paramedics arrived.

The child's mother was not harmed, but was distraught, said Jackson. She was removed from the scene by relatives.

The 30-year-old driver of the car was also emotional at the scene and gave a statement to the police, she said.

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