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[LA ROSCHELLE] – Thirteen children injured in a collision.

Thirteen children were injured this afternoon when they were struck by a light motor vehicle on 10th Street in La Roschelle, Johannesburg South.
ER24 and several other services arrived on the scene at 14h45 to find a light motor vehicle smashed against a street pole. Several children were found lying across the pavement.
Medics assessed the patients and found that twelve children, aged between 8 and 13, had sustained minor to moderate injuries while a thirteenth child was in a critical condition.
Medics treated the children and provided the critically injured with advanced life support.
Once treated, the children were transported to nearby hospitals for urgent care.
It is understood that the driver lost control of his vehicle, causing it to veer onto the pavement and collide with the children.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.