Child, woman killed in separate KZN collisions

Child, woman killed in separate KZN collisions

Two separate crashes in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday have left a child and a woman dead.

Child, woman killed in separate KZN collisions
IPSS Medical Rescue

In Tongaat, a child's been killed in a hit-and-run outside a school.

Paramedics say the girl, thought to have been 10-years-old - was run over, apparently by a taxi.

IPSS Medical Rescue's Paul Herbst says they were told the driver fled.

"The child sustained critical injuries and required immediate intervention. An extensive and prolonged life support resuscitation was undertaken. 

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"Unfortunately, following the extensive attempt to resuscitate the child, paramedics declared the patient dead." 

Herbst says the second crash happened on the N2 near Amatikulu.

"Two vehicles were involved in a high impact collision resulting in the death of a driver of one of the vehicles. 

"The other vehicle's occupants - a family of three, including an 18-month old baby - are all in a critical condition and were extricated using the jaws of life."

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