TAXI PLOUGHS INTO STUDENTS

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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 an 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.