6-year-old boy killed in Vanderbijlpark accident

2015-09-09 13:56
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Johannesburg - A 6-year-old boy was killed and another man seriously injured on Tuesday morning after the car in which they were travelling rolled on Vaal Drive in Vanderbijlpark, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said the organisation immediately responded to calls from the public. When paramedics arrived, they found a car lying on the side of the road next to a tree.

It appeared the car rolled multiple times and then crashed through a wall.

Paramedics found the six-year-old lying inside the vehicle with no signs of life. The driver was sitting outside the car in a serious condition.

The child was taken out of the car and CPR performed on him. After 25 minutes, the boy's vital signs returned, Meiring said.

The male driver was treated for his injuries with both people taken to hospital. However, shortly after arriving at Mediclinic Emfuleni, the boy died from his injuries. 

The cause of the accident was not known and police were investigating.

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