A nine-year-old boy was left critically injured last night when he was dragged behind a
bakkie for approximately 2,5km in Roodepoort.
According to Russel Meiring of ER24’s Communications Office, ER24 paramedics were called to a nearby filling station at the Main Reef and Roode Road Intersection where the bakkie had come to a stop.
Upon assessment, paramedics found that the boy had sustained serious injuries to his back
and buttocks, leaving him seriously injured.
The boy was treated for his injuries and provided with pain-relief before he was transported
to Laratong Provincial Hospital.
It is believed that the patient and his friends had jumped onto the back of the bakkie at an
intersection. After driving some distance unaware of the children, the boy attempted to
jump off the vehicle when his foot got caught in cargo netting. The driver was allegedly
alerted to the boy being dragged behind his vehicle by another motorist.
Local authorities will be investigating this further.