Family wiped out in Pretoria crash

2011-09-15 08:40

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Pretoria - A family of four, including two young children, were killed when the car they were travelling in collided head-on with a bus on Moloto Road in Pretoria on Thursday, Gauteng paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said that a female passenger's legs were also partially severed as she was flung from the bus during the collision at 06:00.

"She is critical and will be transported to Unitas Hospital. We are hoping to save her limbs.

"The children are younger than 8-years-old. It's a very sad start to the day to have an entire family wiped out," he said.

Thirty-one other passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Banks said the exact cause of the accident was not known.

- SAPA
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