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Girl, 9, critical after being hit by car

2012-11-28 09:18

Johannesburg - A 9-year-old girl is in a critical condition after she was knocked down by a car in Nigel, Ekurhuleni, emergency workers said on Wednesday.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said the accident occurred late on Tuesday night.

"Paramedics arrived at the scene and found the critically injured patient on the roadway. After she was treated on scene, they transported her to the Pholosong hospital," said Botha.

He said the cause of the accident was unclear.

Comments
  • ulandi.potgieter - 2012-11-28 09:45

    holding thumbs for the little girl. the man that knocked her over should get a fine or get put away or his car taken away from him.

      logical007 - 2012-11-28 10:21

      Why, Nowhere did it say the driver was negligent? Maybe the 9 year old tried to cross the road suddenly? Feel for the 9 yr olds' family and the driver!

      ulandi.potgieter - 2012-11-28 10:46

      @ logical1007, I agree there with you maybe she tried to cross the road.

      fussed.anderson - 2012-11-28 11:57

      Or, or, or ??????

  • pia.i.leroux - 2012-11-28 10:20

    What is a 9 year old doing out on the road late at night? And a school night? Where are her parents or guardians?

  • ndou.miranda - 2012-11-28 10:47

    There is more missing from this article.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-11-28 11:22

    Usually driver error is the problem, no one seems to obey the rules of the road anymore, I see it daily!!! Maybe the government should take steps to put those shopping mall tyre poppers that go up when the light is red and down when the light is green. could save many lives!

  • talana.malherbe - 2012-11-28 12:00

    I don't understand....late Tuesday night....what is a 9 year old doing on a road late on a Tuesday night??? Where were her parents? I pray that she will be ok.

  • godesha - 2012-11-28 14:17

    I hope she recovers from her injuries. Sad that a 9 year old was walking the streets late at night.

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