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Young schoolgirls hit by taxi

A young girl died after she was hit by a taxi on her way to school in Diepsloot.

File: ER24 Emergency Medical Care. Picture: www.er24.co.za

JOHANNESBURG - A young schoolgirl has been killed and her friend injured in an accident involving a taxi in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg.

Paramedics say the girls were knocked down while they were making their way to school on Wednesday morning.

ER24's Vanessa Jackson says police are investigating the accident.

"Sadly, one of the girls died at the scene due to the nature of injuries that she sustained. The other girl was airlifted to a nearby hospital. She sustained multiple injuries as well as a severely broken leg."

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