PINETOWN – Another pupil was killed and multiple people injured in a taxi accident at the corner of Marianridge Rd and Adam’s Rd this afternoon.
The 12-year old child was declared dead on the scene of the taxi accident. The child was fatally hit as the taxi veered off the roadway colliding with the child and another pedestrian before smashing into a swing structure. Rescue Care Paramedics found the child in a critical condition and Advanced Life Support Paramedics worked to stabilise the him, however the injuries sustained were too severe and all resuscitation attempts failed. A further nine people had sustained various injuries ranging from minor to moderate and were stabilised on the scene before being transported to nearby hospitals for the further care that they required.
At this stage the exact cause of the collision is unknown however SAPS were on scene and will be investigating further.