6-Year-old boy critical after being knocked down in Alberton

A 6-year-old boy and his father were knocked down by a light motor vehicle on the R554 in Newmarket, Alberton this afternoon, critically injuring the young boy.

ER24 paramedics were first on the scene at 14:40. The boy was found lying on the gravel shoulder of the road having suffered multiple critical injuries. The father was uninjured in the incident. The boy was treated using Advanced Life Support interventions to stabilise his condition before he was flown by private medical helicopter to a private hospital in Benoni for emergency care. The driver of the vehicle was also uninjured in the incident.

EMPD, the Fire Department as well as another private Emergency Medical Service were all on the scene to help as well as investigate.

Source: www.arrivealive.co.za