Teenager Killed While Returning From Gateway Mall: Phoenix - KZN
A 17 year old pedestrian was killed and his 24 year old friend was serious injured after they were run over in two separate incidents at the Trade Centre Offramp in Phoenix this morning.
At approximately 03:06 members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving multiple calls from the public reporting the incident. Upon arrival paramedics assessed the teenager and found that he was fatally injured after he was run over by a Mercedes Benz. His 24 year old friend was seriously injured following a hit and run which occured shortly after the first incident. He was stabilised on scene before being transported to Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in a serious condition.
It is alleged that the three friends had left the Gateway Shopping Mall in Umhlanga and were returning to their home on Berrystone Place in Phoenix when the teenager was run over. His friend ran for help when he was struck by an unknown vehicle which fled the scene.
Police are investigating further.