9 injured in botched hijacking in JHB

The injured include five children and four suspects who have all been transported to local hospitals.

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JOHANNESBURG - At least nine people have been injured in an apparent hijacking, which turned into a high speed chase in Johannesburg.

Those injured include five children.

It's understood a mother and three children were hijacked at the corner of Louis Botha and Barry Hertzog Roads, before the criminals fled.

A security company chased the suspects, before they lost control of their car, crashing into a bakkie and a caravan.

Paramedics had to use advanced life support on some of the patients.

ER24's Russel Meiring says three suspects were transported to hospital.

"Four girls, aged between 1-16, were transported to various hospitals after they had been treated for injuries ranging from minor to moderate. The three apparent suspects were also treated and transported under police supervision to Leratong Hospital."