Truck reverses into girl

2013-06-30 13:00

Johannesburg - An 11-year-old girl died when she was hit by a truck in Lehurutshe, Zeerust, North West police said on Sunday.

The 26-year-old truck driver was reversing, and did not see the girl, LieutenantColonel Lesego Metsi said.

The driver removed the girl from under the truck and rushed her to hospital.

"On their way to the hospital, they met an ambulance that was called to collect the deceased and they allegedly handed her over to the medical officers," said Metsi.

The girl was declared dead on arrival. A case of culpable homicide had been opened.

  • Xitshembiso Chabalala - 2013-06-30 13:23

    eish so sad

  • Mike Motlokwa - 2013-06-30 13:38

    These is really sad, the little girl just gone in a sad way like these ........MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE.

  • nicholus.nakanyane - 2013-06-30 13:41


  • Wally Motsarapane - 2013-06-30 13:48

    this is very sad 4 both driver nd de gal bt i understand it ws nt his intention,R I P dear

  • Mike Motlokwa - 2013-06-30 13:49

    A mowa wa gagwe o robale ka kagiso, ba lesika ba tshidisege. Modimo o moholo o tla le tshedisa, ga se bokhutlo ba lefase.

  • Nonhlanhla Twala - 2013-06-30 14:38

    News24 pls get ur acts together. Since when are ambulances called to collect da deceased??? Where is da hearse? And in this case police...??? Don't trust ur stories anymore.

      Sam Jones - 2013-06-30 15:22

      Honey, a hearse transports a coffin to a funeral and is generally privately owned by a funeral home. Yes, ambulances do in fact collect deceased bodies and take them to the hospital morgue.

      Jaco Wium - 2013-06-30 16:14

      Nonhlanhla pls get ur (f)acts together.

      Katlego Kent - 2013-07-04 23:41

      I'ts true i was there

  • Ronald Magombedze - 2013-06-30 14:51

    Nonhlanhla the report says the girl was declared dead on arrival at the hospital, meaning she was still alive when they were rushing her to hospital. The fact that the ambulance medics took her to hospital means she was still alive, otherwise they could have declared her dead at the point they met the truck driver taking her to hospital

  • Ntobeng Wa Masweneng - 2013-06-30 15:14

    Had K53 been followed here, this wouldn't have happened, but then again, who really follows K53 anyway? That very first thing you do at the test station.

      Mc Apple - 2013-06-30 17:35

      I hate to call the white/black thing but if you want to test your nerves I dare you to drive past a black school where taxi’s park in the middle of the road, on the curve, basically everywhere with buses and kids run out from behind cars and buses without warning after the school closes. K53 has nothing to do with it. How a parent teaches his/her child to handle such situations and to respect vehicles has everything to do with it. I know I teach my daughter how to handle it. She knows if I see, find or catches her behind a car, taxi or truck there will be trouble. She knows the rules very very well. When we walk I ask her to tell me out loud what my rules are and she has and will correct anyone who violates my rules. She just turned 8. Granted accidents will happen but you must teach your child to think, make a conclusion then act appropriately.

      Mahlatse Patience - 2013-06-30 17:50

      @Mc are doing a very good lesson to your kid,always safety first.well done and you can be a good teacher,that's what needed in every parents.

  • TP Thebu - 2013-06-30 16:23

    An ambulance called to collect a corpse?

  • Ursula Feeney - 2013-06-30 18:08

    What was a child doing behind a reversing truck, without supervision by adults? The driver is not at fault as he would not have been able to see her.

  • Venus Flytrap - 2013-06-30 18:23

    Please explain how a truck driver (a driver of a rather gigantic automobile) would have the (hind)sight to see behind his truck? Impossible! The girl should never have been there. The driver did what was right post-accident.

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