Maitland learner dies in truck accident

2018-03-15 12:23
Learner dies in truck accident

Learner dies in truck accident (Supplied)

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Maitland police are investigating a case of a culpable homicide following the death of a 16-year-old learner from Maitland High School. The learner was killed after being hit by a truck yesterday (Wednesday 14 March).

Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut could not say whether an arrest had been made. 

Bianca Ndolae died on the scene after a six-wheeler truck allegedly drove into her at the corner of Royal and Station roads. 

According to school principal Leon Kapp she was walking with her friends after school when the incident happened. 

“Her friends said she was about to cross the road, then the next thing they remember is a truck crushing her. It is still difficult to get all the details from her friends because they are still in shock. When we arrived at the scene she was lying there and passed on while waiting for an emergency vehicle. We are devastated by this because we have begged the City of Cape Town to improve the safety of this road for the sake of our learners. We lost a learner few years ago in a similar incident. This breaks my heart. How many must die before officials could do something?” says Kapp. 

This is a second incident involving a learner in Royal Road after a similar incident involving a learner from Koeberg Primary School. People’s Post published an article where Koeberg Primary’s teachers pleaded for solutions to the safety risk facing learners (“Kids ‘at risk’ on road”, People’s Post, 6 March). 

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