Girl (7) killed after falling under school bus

2013-05-14 12:07

A girl was killed when the driver of a school bus drove over her and a school mate in Stormsriver, Eastern Cape police have said.

Seven-year-old Jamelee Martin died yesterday afternoon, said spokesperson Warrant Officer Gerda Swart.

“Another seven-year-old boy was seriously injured when (he and Jamelee) allegedly fell and landed under the vehicle that dropped them off,” Swart said.

The boy was admitted to Kareedouw hospital. He was still in a serious condition.

The driver (41) reversed his bus after leaving 10 pupils at a drop-off point. According to Swart, he did not see the pupils had gone to the back of the bus and jumped on to the tow bar and bumper.

As he reversed, the pupils fell off.

The bus was travelling from Woodlands Primary School towards Robhoekfarm in Stormsriver, Swart said. No arrests had been made. Police opened a case of culpable homicide.

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