11 year old struck dead by municipal waste truck


Ekurhuleni emergency personnel declared an eleven years old girl dead on scene when she succumbed to intense injuries she sustained after being knocked down by a truck.The incident occurred near the Greenfields taxi rank in the Eden Park on Thursday afternoon (April 2).”Rescue team from Palm Ridge fire station swiftly responded to the scene after a walk-in, notification by members of the public who came to report the incident. The call was logged exactly 12H27 noon,” said emergency department spokesperson William Ntladi.” On arrival at the scene, the team found a tiny motionless body of the girl lying next to the road. Prehospital medical treatment was initiated and unfortunately with no positive response, she was declared deceased,” he explained.According to Ntladi, the two occupants of the municipal waste removal truck (the driver and assistant) escaped with no injuries.The scene was then handed over to the City of Ekurhuleni traffic officers for further investigation.

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