Boy killed in scooter smash

A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy was killed when his mother's scooter was hit by a truck in Durban, Netcare 911 said yesterday.

A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy was killed when his mother's scooter was hit by a truck in Durban, Netcare 911 said yesterday.

Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said the accident happened on Bayhead Road near South Coast road yesterday afternoon.

"It is believed that the child was on the back of the mother's scooter when they were hit by the truck.

"The child was crushed by the truck and died on the scene. The mother was uninjured but had to be sedated."

Botha said parents had to be careful when allowing children to ride pillion on scooters or motorbikes.

"The fact is that children do not have any bike sense," he said.

"It is particularly unsafe for them to be on motorbikes because the injuries they sustain in bike accidents are horrific," he said. - Sapa

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