Miraculous escape for family

2015-11-18 06:00
The run-away truck's load.

The run-away truck's load.

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A MOTHER and her two children had a miraculous escape from serious injury when a run-away truck crashed through their house landing on top of the bed on which the three were lying.

The tragedy occurred last Wednesday, 10 November on a road about 10 kilometres past the Ntunjambili Hospital turn-off in the Kranskop area.

According to a report from Alert Emergency Medical Services, which was called to the accident, the driver of a fully laden truck lost control of his vehicle on the pass.

The truck careened off the road, over a slight hill and hit the house where the mother and her two children were lying down in the bedroom.

The vehicle smashed through the bedroom, coming to a stop on top of the bed on which the three were resting.

The Alert spokesperson said that miraculously, although three people were injured, they survived.

The driver sustained a leg wound, the mother a head trauma and a young girl an injury to her right arm.

The two children on the bed were unharmed.

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