19 June 2017

South Africa: KZN School Boy Run Over and Dragged By Taxi

A 15-year-old pupil from Glenhaven Secondary School in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal is fighting for his life after being run over and dragged for several metres by a minibus taxi on Monday morning.

Reaction Unit South Africa spokesperson Prem Balram said they were called to Todd Street in Verulam, after a passing motorist reported the accident.

Balram said an overtaking taxi had run over two students crossing the road on the opposite lane.

The taxi driver abandoned his Toyota Hiace and fled the scene on foot.

The critically injured Grade 8 boy was transported him to Osindsweni Hospital.

He suffered a broken right leg, severe head injuries and a broken hip.

Balram said a passing vehicle picked up one injured student and transported him to hospital privately.

"According to witnesses, the taxi attempted to overtake several vehicles when he knocked into a group of children crossing the road. One student was thrown approximately 25 meters from the point of impact," Balram said.

No arrests had been made.

Source: News24

South Africa

Eskom Scraps 0% Wage Offer as Gordhan Steps in

Power utility Eskom has taken its 0% wage increase off the table and resumed negotiations with unions after an… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 News24Wire. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.