East Rand mother and child killed

2012-08-14 18:06

Johannesburg - A woman and her 2-year-old girl were killed on Tuesday when they were struck by a car while trying to cross a road near Springs on the East Rand.

The woman, in her 20s, was carrying her girl on her back when they were hit between the Osbourne and Rondebult road offramps on the N17, ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

"The girl was so badly injured that there was nothing more the paramedics could do to save her life when they arrived."

She was declared dead on the scene. The mother's condition deteriorated while paramedics were waiting for an emergency helicopter.

She died before she could be airlifted to hospital.

The occupants of the car were unhurt.

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-08-14 19:06

    This is just so tragic!

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-08-14 22:46

    The N17 is not a road! It is a highway where cars travel at 120 km/h. Crossing a highway is so very dangerous, and illegal. My sincere condolences to the family :-(((

  • SunblushStarfish - 2012-08-15 02:07

    Oh Lord, can you imagine how absolutely horrific this must be for the driver of that car who hit this woman and her child. I would never be able to get behind the wheel again ... sorry for the driver and so very sorry for this poor woman and her child. RIP.

  • briana.scott - 2012-08-15 09:54

    so very very sad.

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