Mother and child, 3, killed in Potch hit-and-run

2016-04-06 08:02
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Potchefstroom - A mother and her child, believed to be around three-years-old, were killed in an alleged hit-and-run in Potchefstroom, paramedics said on Wednesday. 

The incident happened on Tuesday evening, said ER24 spokesperson, Werner Vermaak. 

"During the early hours of the evening, paramedics from ER24 were called to the scene where they found the mother and child. Both sustained extensive fatal injuries. There was nothing that paramedics could do and they were declared dead on the scene," said Vermaak. 

It was understood that the mother and her child were crossing the road when a large vehicle collided with them. 

A second vehicle then hit them. 

"According to bystanders on the scene, the vehicle that initially collided with the pair continued to drive on," said Vermaak. 

Asked what gender the child was, Vermaak said it was unclear. 

"It was such a horrific incident that we couldn't establish the gender of the child," he said. 

Police were investigating the incident.

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