Truck hits pedestrians and kills eight-year-old boy

2010-12-03 11:11

An eight-year-old boy was killed and three women were injured in Durban when a truck ploughed into them as they were standing next to the road, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said today.

The boy was killed on impact and the women were taken to King Edward VIII Hospital, said Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha.

The truck driver apparently lost control of his vehicle, collided with a car coming through the M7 intersection from Titron Road, veered on to the pavement and hit the four pedestrians.

The driver of the other car involved in the accident that occurred just before 11am was slightly injured.

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