According to a statement by the South African Police Service, an 11 yrs old girl was killed last night in a car accident.
Last night 28 February 2022 at about 18:50, a 39-year-old driver of a Red Toyota Tazz was driving on the Rocklands Road on his way to Kariega, when he collided with an 11-year-old girl, Maria Makwena.
According to the driver, he noticed children walking on the pavement on his approach. He also alleges that he decreased speed and when he was close to them, two children suddenly ran across the road, but one of them turned back again and the accident took place. The girl passed away on the scene.
A culpable homicide case was opened at Kariega SAPS.
The South African Police Service wishes to remind our communities to not let children walk or play unsupervised at or close to busy streets.