Child dead in accident near Mariannhill N3 Toll Plaza

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A three car accident on the N3 near the Mariannhill Toll Plaza has claimed the life of a three-year-old girl.
A three car accident on the N3 near the Mariannhill Toll Plaza has claimed the life of a three-year-old girl.

A three-year-old girl died in a “horrific” three vehicle accident near the Mariannhill N3 Toll Plaza on Tuesday afternoon.

Another child (7), believed to be the brother of the girl, was taken to hospital in critical condition according to Garrith Jamieson, ALS Paramedics spokesperson.

He said a truck, a bakkie and a light motor vehicle had collided on the roadway.

“Paramedics arrived on the scene to find carnage. Two children, a little boy and girl aged seven and three, who are believed to have been in the rear of the bakkie had sustained critical injuries and needed life saving intervention on the scene,” he said.

The girl later succumbed to her injuries on the scene, said Jamieson.

He added the brother was rushed to a nearby hospital for urgent care.

A further two patients were also treated on the scene for minor injuries but did not need to go to the hospital, said Jamieson.

The N3 west bound was closed on Tuesday afternoon to allow a medical helicopter to land and assist at the scene.

Police were also on the scene to investigate further.

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