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Taxi Ploughs Into Scholars - Verulam. Photo: First Responders South Africa

Taxi Ploughs Into Scholars: Verulam

A 15 year old, grade 8 student from Glenhaven Secondary School in Verulam is for fighting for his life at a Government Hospital after bring run over & dragged for several meters by a minibus taxi this morning (Monday).

At approx 08:02 Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to Todd Street in Verulam after a passing motorist report a pedestrian/vehicle accident.
Upon arrival on scene Reaction Officers found that a overtaking taxi had run over two students crossing the road on the opposite lane. The taxi driver then abandoned Toyota Hiace & fled the scene on foot.

Paramedics stabilized the critically injured boy & transported him to Osindsweni Hospital. He suffered a broken right leg, severe head injuries & a broken hip.
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 approx 25 meters from the point of impact. A passing vehicle picked up one injured student & transported him to hospital privately.

No arrests have been made.

Source: First Responders South Africa on Facebook

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