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3 sisters die in crash

2012-02-11 14:33

Mossel Bay - Three young sisters were killed when the Opel Kadett in which they were passengers collided with a Ford Focus in Hartenbos, Western Cape on Friday night, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said the accident happened on the corners of Louie Fourie and Kaap de Goede roads.

The girls, aged between seven and 11, were travelling with their father, when the accident occurred. The children were flung from the vehicle.

Two of them died at the scene and the third died on the way to the hospital, Jackson said.

The father was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.

The driver of the Ford sustained minor injuries.

Comments
  • Snotty - 2012-02-11 15:00

    oh Dear 3 innocent angels!! my prayers are with your parents what a tragedy for anyone to handle .Rest in peace little ones and may the Lord give your parents the strength to accept their loss.

  • Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-02-11 15:06

    Terrible news.. :-( So unfair!! Their poor father must be beside himself.. I don't think I would cope with that news. Very sad..

      Janice - 2012-02-12 09:06

      Sick whackos to give you thumbs down, God help them!!!

  • justinecornil - 2012-02-11 15:23

    My friend told me about this accident this morning, she lives close by. The 2 drunk drivers were racing at 180 km/h in a 60 km/h zone when they colided with the vehicle with the father and 3 girls. The drunk drivers have minor injuries. I hope their conscience ride them all the way to hell and back!

      justinecornil - 2012-02-11 22:39

      Just to put the record straight, I didn't mean there were 2 drivers, there was only 1 driver, but they were both drunk, they didn't "race" each other, but were speeding. Sorry for the confusion.

      stephen.snr.1 - 2012-02-11 22:52

      Yes , it is the truth, The driver was drunk, doing 180.

      Ian - 2012-02-12 11:08

      Suffer the little children.

  • Gail - 2012-02-11 15:24

    Not wearing seatbelts by the sound of it. SAD.

      Ian - 2012-02-12 16:30

      so seat belts would have saved them .... pity the wrong people died

  • william - 2012-02-11 16:05

    God Gives, and takes away!!!!! The three Angels are with him NOW and forever more.

      Arvin - 2012-02-11 23:48

      @Janine --- I agree. God is unfair. Thugs get away. These little angels didnt deserve to die under any circumstances. RIP dear ones.

  • SM1012 - 2012-02-11 16:17

    That's so sad...I myself have 3 girls...age 5, 4 & 3 yrs-old respectively...I normally go anywhere with them...may their soul rest in PEACE...now who was wrong here?

  • Marius - 2012-02-11 16:48

    Very sad. A parent should not have to bury a child. In this case it is three. My deepest condolences.

      Delize - 2012-02-11 17:58

      I just need to tell you again that the article is not correct. Two little girls died, but they were not related. Just friends. The other girl is in hospital, but she is alive.

  • Yvette Thompson - 2012-02-11 16:49

    Just to add to this seatbelts are not sufficient for children they have to be in proper safety chairs which children sit in then the seatbelt is used in such a way to secure child and carseat. I have 2 they cost less than R500 each. Carseats should become law in SA for kids up to the age of no younger than 12. To think 2 Mothers allowed their children to get into a car without a carseat cant just blame the Father and Im sure Family members know their nieces/nephews are being driven around without carseats so you are all to blame! You cannot expect people not to get angry there is not much difference between this and parents that shoot or stab their kids the fact of the matter they died at the hands of their parent the result is the same. They were flung from the car as per News24 if they were strapped in carseats they may have had a chance we will never know ...

      annabelle.erasmus - 2012-02-11 21:49

      Yvette, just to tell you that I have once witness a child flew out of a baby car seat as with the impact the belt came loose. Rather comment against the drunken driver who fled from the traffic police. Why did he get in his car when he was drunk?

      Peter - 2012-02-12 04:11

      Judgemental heartless bitch! Nothing negative to say about the drunk driver who killed them speeding at 180 kph? Your entire dialogue is directed at the unfortunate innocent accident victims blaming them and other family members too. I suppose you've never ever driven a vehicle without wearing a seat belt or you've never yakked away on a cellphone while driving hey! Thank heavens I don't live in a black cloud like you!

      lizellehurter - 2012-02-12 09:04

      Wow! I am totally shocked at what I am reading here! How can one person be so judgmental and cold-hearted? You must be SO perfect Yvette???? May God have mercy on your soul for being so utterly disrespectful and inconsiderate. Their car was unfortunately at the wrong place at the wrong time and my heart and thoughts go out to their family and every single person who knew them! Is the drunk driver maybe family of yours, because that is the only reason I can come up with for your "miss-know-it-all" comment?

      lilanie.scheffer - 2012-02-12 09:56

      Doen jouself 'n guns en gaan kyk wat is oor van die motor wat teen 160km.per uur getref is. daar is V#$ALL van hom oor nie. Hulle sou in elk geval vergruis gewees het. Waar is jou kommentaar oor die dronk drywer ? Ek dink jy is harteloos met jou kommentaar. Ek dra self nie 'n sitplek gordel nie. My vriend het voor my oe doodgebrand nadat 'n dronk drywer in hom vas gejaag het. Sy sitplek gordel het vagehak. Daar is voor en nadele wat opgeweeg moet word. Bid eerder vir die families en gooi jou ongevraagde hartelose klippe na jou eie glas huis.

  • Michael William Johnson - 2012-02-11 18:04

    Okay guys,here it is from a guy who was actually there.My girlfriend and i was driving that road at the time the accident happened.about 5 seconds after we went passed the robot for some weird reason we both looked into the mirror and saw flames behind us,we decided to turn around and the flames we saw was actually the enjin of the car in flames...Both cars enjins was spread allover the road.The opel 50m from the robot,the ford about 100m.One girl was on laying on the corner of the robot,near the robot pole,other girl about 2meters from the youngest one against the wall of a complex,the oldest still in the car. What happened as the traffic officer and i was two of the first persons on the scene,the guy in the ford was pulled over by the traffic somwhere in town..the traffic wanted to conduct a drunk test,the guy jumped into his car and drove off.the traffic chased him.the guy must have jumped the red robot or something and smashed into the Opel.(wasnt 2 drunk guys dicing).....

      Michael William Johnson - 2012-02-11 18:36

      No prob Delize,my girlfriend and i feels it with you guys,our deepest condolences with your loss.Hope your brother and the little one pulls trough.My gf is still shock...it was really sad.especially the small one on the pavement..please keep us posted. God be with you and your family.

  • Janet van der Vyver - 2012-02-11 19:06

    Delize, it's a sad thing that happens more end more often!! And nothing is being done about it!! Keeping you and involved families in my prayers! Just make sure your brother knows that none of this was his fault!!! Support and keep a watchful eye on him cause this is going to affect him worst than any other person... thinking of you!

      Barefoot - 2012-02-12 06:40

      Nothing is being done by who? i suggest you read the comments of other people

  • Michelle Lindeque - 2012-02-11 21:03

    Hierdie is nie n tyd vir verwyte! Hierdie mense gaan deur absolute hel. As jy nie seker is oor jou veite moet eerder nie uitlatings maak. Dronkbestuur en spoed is elkgeval ook teen die wet en dit word verontagsaam!!

      Andrew - 2012-02-11 22:37

      Ek stem saam Michelle!!

  • Jacky Wienand - 2012-02-11 21:38

    To mark and debbie and families involved May god be with u through this sad time.just remember your daughter will allways be with u in your heart

  • Jacky Wienand - 2012-02-11 21:44

    To the father in no way was this your fault.u were just trying to keep the kids happy ,I hope u have speedy recovery .god bless u and families involved.

  • Carla Daniller - 2012-02-11 22:47

    Komaan mense 'GET A LIFE' !!!! Is dit nou regtig nodig om hierdie arme man so te verskeur en sy familie se pyn en lyding nog erger te maak as wat dit reeds is? Baie min van julle kritiseerders ken hierdie man, sy familie of hul onmiddelike omstandighede. Die pyn en selfverwyt wat hy vir die res van sy lewe saam met hom gaan dra is al meer as wat ek my grootste vyand sal toewens. HOU ASB OP om beskuldigings rond te gooi - wat gebeur het het gebeur, geen sitplekgordel of kinderstoel of wat ook al sou die ongeluk kon verhoed nie. Dit kon met enigeen van ons ook gebeur het!!! Gaan eerder op julle kniee en dra hierdie twee families en hul vriende in julle gebede op, vra dat die Liewe Vader hul hande in syne sal neem en hierdie paadjie treetjie vir treetjie saam met hul sal stap, hul sal optel wanneer hulle val en vir hulle die nodige krag sal gee om die stukke eendag weer op te kan tel en weer sin uit hul lewens te kan maak. My hart gaan uit na Jaco en sy gesin, asook die ander familie - Mag julle die ewige liefde van Jesus in hierdie verskriklike moeilike tyd ervaar. Ons dink aan elkeen van julle.

      Nadia Gunter - 2012-02-12 12:16

      Baie dankie carla!!

      Carina Zeelie - 2012-02-12 18:36

      Ek stem dink hoe gaan jaco homself verwyt as hy daar moet wakker word met GOD se help sal hy kan aangaan, nie eers Mark of Debbie deel beskuldigings uit nie wie is julle om dit te doen....hoekom het niemand iets te se oor die dronk ou nie, is dit nou nie sy skuld nie of wat sien julle dit net dat dit was dat die kids nie safety belts aangehad hti nie....en hoe weet julle hulle heti....hoe moet Jaco se vrou voel as sy die goed lees. Se bietjie iets van friedle wat dronk bestuur het of is dit nou wettig en niks mee vout om dit te doeni

  • stephen.snr.1 - 2012-02-11 22:52

    They did not tell it all. The driver was drunk and he is alive.

  • lilanie.scheffer - 2012-02-12 09:37

    Vir die mense wat klippe gooi oor sitplek gordels. As die kar getref is op 160 km per uur sou dit niemand gered het nie. So gebruik julle kommen sence en bid eerder vir die families wat deur hel gaan. En vir die twee besopenes wat die ongeluk veroorsaak het: Mag julle oop oe hel toe gaan selfs dit is te genadig vir julle, nie net het julle ander seergemaak nie maar wat van julle ouers en families wat dit nie verdien nie.

      cameronjohnprice - 2012-02-12 10:07

      Baie slim - kom ons haal dan al die sitplek gordels uit...... waarvoor is hulle daar as hulle niks help nie. Lilanie.....skrik wakker

  • Ian - 2012-02-12 16:33

    would seat belts or car chairs have helped who knows , but it sure would have helped not to have a drunk moron hit them at 180 ....

  • Delize - 2012-02-12 20:18

    Hi to all... just an update. We spent the whole day with my brother and his little girl in hospital. He is still unconscious, although it seems as if he responds. Janika is still in ICU and will probably spent 6 more weeks in hospital. My heart was breaking every time I looked at her. She really does not deserve this. She did give me a little smile though. She has tubes everywhere, but didn't cry even once. They gave her morphine while we were there and she tried so hard to just stay awake! If I could I would just sit there forever. Obviously my brother is still unaware of everything. So sad. My sister-in-law tries so hard to be strong. I don't even know how she does is, but the people and the community of Mosselbay and surroundings have been so supportive. She wants everybody to know that she appreciates everything. She doesn't always answer her phone, but I think that's understandable. Please do not stop praying for my brother's family as well as the other little girl's family. Thank you for all your support and prayers. The other driver will be prosecuted tomorrow. I've been told that he tried to run away at the hospital after the accident. I've also been told that he is a grown-up of ± 39 years old. So... arn't you suppose the be a bit more responsible at that age? Let's hope that justice will take place.

      Ingrid - 2012-02-12 22:09

      Julle is ons gebede ek kan nie myself indink waardeur julle moet gaan nie dis net te erg. Ek sit en lees al die berigte en komentaar met trane in my oe. Die mense wat aan gaan oor die gordels, hoe kan julle so aangaan oor dit maar nie oor die dronkbestuurder nie. Ek hoop en bid hy vrek in die selle. Die familie van altwee dogtertjies julle is in my gedagtes en in my gebede. Stongs vir julle

      Rita - 2012-02-13 08:54

      Aan al die mense wat betrokke is by die storie. God is n liefdevolle God, Hy sal nooit dit doen nie. Ek wil he jul moet besef dat dit die duiwel se werke is . Moenie die dronk man dood wens nie, bid dat sy siel gered word. Ja hy was verkeerd, maar Wie? is die mens om te oordeel. Jammer dat daar sulke goed gebeur. Bid elke dag vir jul geliefdes dat God sy beskerm engele bevel sal gee aangaande hulle. Ek bid ook vir daardie Famielie al ken ek hul nie.Mamma en pappa God het jul baie lief!

      Estie Van Zyl Smuts - 2012-02-13 21:43

      He deserves to be prosecuted for murder. Praying for both the families who lost their little angels and please keep us informed regarding Daddy's and Janika's condition.

      Estie Van Zyl Smuts - 2012-02-13 21:43

      He deserves to be prosecuted for murder. Praying for both the families who lost their little angels and please keep us informed regarding Daddy's and Janika's condition.

      Estie Van Zyl Smuts - 2012-02-18 20:45

      Delize as jy dalk weer 'n kansie kry sal jy asb vir ons 'n update gee van Jaco se vordering. Ons het darem in die koerant gelees dat dit beter met Janika gaan, so dankbaar daarvoor. Baie dankie en ons bid nog steeds vir julle vir God se liefdevolle genade vir altwee die families.

  • Bloubul Jonck - 2012-02-12 20:22

    this is sad very sad

  • Delize - 2012-02-12 20:40

    New update... my sister-in-law just let us know that their other little girl, the one who was not in the accident, wanted to see her daddy. When he heard her voice, he started crying and opened his eyes for a split second. This is what prayer does! Thank you

      Carina Zeelie - 2012-02-12 21:04

      That's very good news....we won't stop praying.....

      Suzanne - 2012-02-15 13:03

      Sterkte. Bid vir julle.

  • Jeanet - 2012-02-12 21:49

    My hart gaan uit na julle 2 families en ek dra julle op aan Vader. Mag Jesus julle stukkende harte stukkie vir stukkie heelmaak. Ons as gesin sal aanhou bid vir julle.

  • Matthew - 2012-02-15 09:42

    Cant begin to imagine what the father must be going through =(

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