Two children die in accident

2011-04-16 14:19

Two children were killed after the car they were travelling crashed on Heidelberg Road in Vereeniging, paramedics said today.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said a family of four was travelling near the Suikerbosrand River when the mother lost control of her blue Sedan causing it to roll 40 metres into a veld.

“The mother lost control due to the rainy conditions and the car rolled into the veld,” he said.

A two-year-old girl was ejected from the car and a four-year-old was trapped in the car with the parents. Both children died on scene.

Banks said he could not confirm the sex of the four-year-old.

Both parents sustained multiple fractures and were taken to the Vereeniging Medi Clinic.

Trauma counsellors were called in to assist the parents, he said.

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