Baby dies in tragic taxi accident

Baby dies in tragic taxi accident

A mother and her toddler were hit by a taxi in Olywenhout Street in Bosmot, Alberton in the early hours of Thursday morning, ER24 said in a statement.

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ER24 spokesperson Pieter Rossouw said the mother was carrying her two year old child on her back.

When paramedics arrived on scene the two were found lying in the road.

“After assessment it was found that the child had sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead on scene. The mother sustained moderate injuries and was treated and transported by provincial services to Helen Joseph Hospital for further treatment”, Rossouw said.

The taxi driver was uninjured.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident.

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