Girl (6) dies after being hit by minibus

2019-05-16 06:01

The provincial health department has expressed their condolences to the family of a six-year-old child from Asanda Village who died after a crash on Saturday 4 May.

The girl was knocked down by a Toyota Quantum minibus in Magatya Street at 16:30, when she tried to run across the street.

Sergeant Mthokozisi Gama, Lwandle police station spokesperson, said they are investigating a culpable homicide case. “It is alleged that the minibus taxi driver was driving in Magatya Street when the child ran across the street and was knocked down by the taxi. The child was then transported to Helderberg Hospital and was declared dead on arrival,” he said.

Health department spokesperson Sithembiso Magubane said: “A patient matching the description presented at Helderberg Hospital Emergency Unit on Saturday 4 May with head injuries after being knocked over by a motor vehicle. CPR was performed, but was unsuccessful.”

He said the provincial government would like to express “our sincere and deepest condolences to the family”.

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