Edendale: two children critical after taxi accident at school

2009-11-26 00:00

TWO primary school pupils are in a critical condition in hospital after they were injured in an accident outside their school in Edendale.

A six-year-old boy and an eight-year-old girl were hit by a taxi outside the Edendale Islamic school yesterday morning.

It is alleged that the minibus taxi was driving on the Edendale road when the driver stopped the vehicle and reversed to speak to someone on the side of the road.

The two pupils were walking on the side of the road and the vehicle hit them while reversing.

However, the driver did not see that he had hit the children and drove away. A passer-by phoned the driver and told him about the accident.

The taxi driver went to the police station and reported the incident.

ER24 spokesman Derrick Banks said paramedics found the pupils lying on the road with serious injuries. They stabilised the pupils before they were taken to hospital.

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