January 26, 2022

Hit-and-run accident leaves six year old girl dead

KZN police said the girl was crossing the M41 highway in Mt Edgecombe at 2:51 pm, when she ended being knocked down by a vehicle, and she was declared dead on the scene.

Hit-run-run accident leaves six year old girl dead

Hit-run-run accident leaves six year old girl dead. Photo credit: The South African

Durban.- Police in Durban are investigating a case of culpable homicide near M41 Mt Edgecombe, when a six year old girl was knocked dead, on Thursday afternoon.

KZN police said the girl was crossing the M41 highway in Mt Edgecombe at 2:51 pm, when she ended being knocked down by a vehicle, and she was declared dead on the scene.

Prem Balram, from Reaction Unit SA, said their offices received multiple calls from onlooking motorists reporting the accident and the accident will be investigated, in what is alleged to be a culpable homicide.

“On arrival at approximately 2.51pm, medics assessed the child and found that the child was fatally injured.

“The driver of a white Ford Bantam bakkie, who stopped to assist, informed Rusa members that a light motor vehicle travelling in front of him ran over the child. The driver failed to render assistance and fled the scene.

“The deceased’s five-year-old cousin, who was with her at the time of the incident, was not injured.

“It was established that both children were playing at a block of flats when they noticed an orange rope lying on the northbound lane. They crossed the busy road in an attempt to retrieve the rope when the accident occurred.

Source: The South African

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