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A very young-beautiful girl has died after she was involved in a hit and run accident. The vehicle hit her by R512 near Lanseria, north of Johannesburg, on Wednesday, paramedics said.

 

According to Paramedics, the girl is believed to be aged between six and eight.

 

She was found helplessly lying next to the road at 07:40 on Wednesday morning. Road users made tireless efforts to save her life but she was pronounced dead on the scene when Paramedics got there.

 

Paramedics spokesperson person Russel Meiring said it was believed that the child was hit by a vehicle while she was walking to school that morning.

Meiring said the driver apparently fled the scene after the incident.

 

“A  vehicle that followed suit apparently swerved to avoid a collision, lost control and came to rest in the ditch,” he said.

 

The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to Life Fourways Hospital.

 

Local authorities were on the scene to investigate. They are trying to access footage of a CCTV camera from an ATM machine across the street to see if it will aid there investigation.