Girl, 4, killed on way to school

2012-08-07 15:40

Johannesburg - A 4-year-old girl died when she was hit by a truck in Denver, Johannesburg, police said on Tuesday.

She was hit when she ran into the road while her mother was walking her to school on Monday morning, said Constable Mpho Masakhane.

"Paramedics declared her dead at the scene," she said.

The truck driver was not arrested, but a culpable homicide docket was opened.

A demonstration by a group of residents from Denver followed shortly after the accident.

They demanded the municipality build speed-bumps on Main Reef Road, and alleged to have begun making the requests in 2011.

  • qiqa.mkanzi - 2012-08-07 16:19

    shame, rip to her family am so hurt what if it was my child#sad

  • machaven - 2012-08-07 16:49


  • Philani Nozulu - 2012-08-07 18:03

    why wasn't the mother holding her hand while they were walking next to a busy road? condolences to her family

  • tasmee.hylkema - 2012-08-07 20:39

    Condolences to the family! So sad! Unnecessary though if the mother held her hand! She was only 4, what did she know about the dangers of walking on a busy road. Very often I see little kids, sometimes under school going age, walking along the side of the freeway! I cringe everytime, where are the parents or a caregiver?

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