Girl (11) hit and killed by car while cycling

2015-07-04 08:39

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A YOUNG girl was killed when she was hit by a car while riding a bicycle on a Copesville road yesterday morning.

The accident was attended by ER24, whose spokesperson, Russel Meiring, said the victim was 11 years old.

“It is understood the driver did not notice the young girl cycling in the middle of the road,” Meiring said.

The vehicle was parked a short distance away from where the girl was found, paramedics said.

According to police sources, the little girl was run over by a woman who allegedly tried to flee the scene before she was flagged down by community members.

“The child had apparently come to live with relatives during her school holiday,” a source said.

When they arrived on the scene they found the girl lying in the middle of Jade Crescent.

She had multiple injuries and was declared dead on the scene. The driver was not hurt

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