Boy, 5, hit and killed by truck

Paramedics arrived to find the truck parked in the middle of the road and found the body of the boy lying motionless underneath the vehicle.

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JOHANNESBURG – A five-year-old boy has been killed after being hit by a truck on the old Sir Lowrey's Pass in the Western Cape this afternoon.

Paramedics say they arrived to find the truck parked in the middle of the road and found the body of the boy lying motionless underneath the vehicle.

Emergency services say witnesses on the scene told them the child ran across the road and didn't see the truck coming.

ER24's Russel Meiring said, “The driver was treated by paramedics for minor injuries. The case has been handed over to authorities for investigations.”