Car slams into 8 people, killing boy

2012-04-16 08:50

Durban - A 5-year-old boy was killed when he and seven other people were hit by a car in Pinetown, paramedics said on Monday.

The driver of the car allegedly lost control on a bend and hit the group of people walking back from church at about 19:00 on Sunday, ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser. The driver then ran away.

Visser said two women were seriously injured. One of them, in her 40s, was dragged under the car as it went down an embankment. Apart from her broken legs, the woman also sustained head and chest injuries, he said.

The boy was declared dead at the scene.

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  • Rob - 2012-04-16 08:57

    Always tragic when any innocent life is lost, but for the life of one so young to be " snuffed out " just like that is very hard to accept. Condolances.

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-04-16 09:39

      Why would the guy run away? He was probably DUI if you ask me. Condolences to the family...

      Marion - 2012-04-16 11:39

      @Pythagoras - I reckon he ran away 'cos he wasn't a licensed driver.

  • Jones.Jacq - 2012-04-16 09:08

    this sucks!! rest in peace little one

  • bluzulu - 2012-04-16 09:08

    Another tragedy due to the RSA racing drivers. Shame another little child lost in RSA. Give this foolish driver what he/she deserves.

  • Abdul - 2012-04-16 09:11

    Sheer recklessness..a poor kid lost his life and the parents have to live with the pain and anguish> It's time our drivers changed their behavious and attitude. Take a look at the website wwwfatalmovesdotcom

  • Kala - 2012-04-16 09:13

    I wonder if the maniacs on our roads ever consider how killing a child is going to affect your life. And to run away from the accident scene is cowardice in the first degree.

  • winston.mullany - 2012-04-16 09:19

    The driver then ran away....he should be hunted down and shot!!

  • daniella.blazic - 2012-04-16 09:22

    Ah, how sad! May he RIP! Condolences to family & friends! Also hope the injured heal quickly.

  • andrew.hewittcoleman - 2012-04-16 09:27

    Driver running away? Report bad driving like this at

  • Eyetee - 2012-04-16 09:30


  • MSGRule - 2012-04-16 10:12

    Wow very sad. Driver running away is very bad sign. Hope he gets caught soon.

  • Bob - 2012-04-16 10:13

    Sad story! Lets see if he gets charged for Murder and attempted murder!

  • Marion - 2012-04-16 11:38

    RIP little one.

  • Christopher - 2012-04-16 11:55

    i witnessed that accident it was sad for real.grandmother of the boy didn't believe her nephew is gone.she begged all paramedics to treat him.everyone was touched by that incident.drivers please always be caution

  • Mazimba - 2012-04-16 13:31

    If you drive like a lunatic and kill like a murderer, you should take the consequences like a man. Bloody coward!

  • jasmine.davids2 - 2012-04-17 08:13

    he was either drunk or speeding he wnt sleep or hopefully live with hmslf especially if hs also a parent hpfly he'll turn hmslf in

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