Child killed while crossing road

2010-10-16 07:48

An eight-year-old child was run over and killed while crossing the R44 near Stellenbosch last night Western Cape paramedics said.

A car struck the child around 6.30pm, near a strawberry farm, while following its parents who had run across the road, Netcare 911 spokesperson Lauren Copley said.

“The nature of the child’s injuries was so gruesome that experienced emergency medical personnel and other onlookers were visibly distraught at the scene. The gender of the child could not be ascertained.”

The car’s driver was unhurt.

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