At least nine school children, and one adult, were injured on Friday (26 January) afternoon in a collision on Madras Road in Ladysmith.

According to reports, the vehicle transporting both primary and high school learners was involved in a collision. The driver fled the scene of the accident. Public safety cordoned off the road as paramedics quickly worked on the injured. When educators heard of the accident that happened near the primary school where some of the children attended, they rushed to the scene to help.

Police are investigating the accident. There were no serious injuries reported.