Elderly woman hit by truck, dies

2016-02-04 06:00
The accident scene in Bazley Street. PHOTO: KZN EMS

The accident scene in Bazley Street. PHOTO: KZN EMS

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A 75-YEAR-OLD woman, who was struck by a truck, died in Port Shepstone CBD on Monday morning.

The incident occurred at 7.30am.

A witness, who was in the area at the time, said “at all happened so quickly”.

“All I saw was the truck hit the woman and she fell to the ground,” said the man who did not want to be named.

He said the woman died almost immediately after being hit.

“It seemed like she used her last bit of energy to pick her head up, but she couldn’t manage. Her head fell to the ground and she died.”

The vehicle that hit the woman was a Code 14 driving school truck. It is unclear whether a learner driver was driving at the time.

Paramedics responded a short while after the accident occurred. By that time hundreds of passersby gathered to see what the commotion was about. Port Shepstone SAPS is investigating a culpable homicide.

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