Sweetwaters: six-year-old girl dies after being hit by taxi, driver treated for shock

2010-06-02 00:00

A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl who ran across a busy road unattended was killed when a minibus taxi ran over her in Sweetwaters yesterday morning.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said the girl was declared dead on Sweetwaters Road where the accident happened at 8 am. It is not clear whether the child was going to school.

He said the taxi driver was treated for shock.

“The child sustained severe fatal and traumatic injuries …”

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan police are investigating a case of culpable homicide.

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