A 12-year-old boy was killed when a car ran over him after he fell on the road while playing, East London police said yesterday.
Captain Stephen Marais said the "freak accident" occurred when the boy was playing along a road in Scenery Park late on Monday afternoon.
Marais said the car drove over his head, killing him instantly.
A case of culpable homicide was opened.
Marais said no arrests had yet been made. - Sapa