On Sunday afternoon Netcare 911 paramedics received a call for a pedestrian crash along fifth Avenue Roodepoort north. Reports from the scene indicate that the boy was walking along the road with his father. He suddenly ran into the roadway and was hit by a vehicle that came hurtling down the road. Exact detail to the crash however will remain a subject for police comment.
Paramedics from Netcare 911 and the City of Johannesburg arrived at the scene and found the child to have sustained life-threatening injuries. Medics worked fervently to stabilise the critically wounded boy before they airlifted him with the Netcare helicopter to a specialised facility for the care that he required.