5 Year-old critical when struck by truck on the R101 about 35 kilometres from Polokwane

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A five year old child is in a critical condition after she was struck by a truck on the R101 about 35 kilometres from Polokwane.

The exact detail to the cause of the accident will remain a subject for police investigation and comment.

Netcare911 paramedics worked alongside the Provincial EMS and other services on scene.

When we arrived on scene, we found that the little girl was not breathing.

Paramedics began with Advanced Life Support CPR , this went on for about 5 minutes until they got a pulse back .

The child was airlifted to a nearby hospital in Polokwane for further medical care.

This accident happened this afternoon at about 13h40.

The road has been re-opened after it was closed for about an hour.