Paramedics save boy hit by bakkie

2011-07-06 00:00

A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy is fighting for his life at Port Shepstone Provincial Hospital after he was struck by a bakkie on Marine Drive in Uvongo.

The child was reportedly trying to cross the road.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said paramedics arrived at the scene to find an off-duty sister from the Netcare Margate Hospital performing CPR on the critically injured boy.

Advanced life support paramedics took over after doing a full resuscitation and managed to get the child’s heart to beat again.

The boy was immobilised on a trauma board and taken to the Port Shepstone Provincial Hospital under the care of an advanced life support paramedic.

— Witness Reporter.

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