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Kids hurt, parents killed in North West crash

2012-01-09 13:02

Johannesburg - A couple died and their two children were injured when their car crashed into a tree on the N4 outside Swartruggens, the North West department of public safety said on Monday.

Spokesperson Lesiba Moses Kgwele said a 30-year-old woman lost control of the car and it veered off the road, hit a tree and overturned in Moedwil on Sunday.

"It is suspected that the driver might have been trying to avoid something that disturbed her as skid marks on the tar road showed that she had applied brakes before she lost control of the vehicle," he said.

The woman and her husband died. Their 13-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son were taken to the Ferncrest Hospital in Rustenburg with serious injuries.

The family was travelling from Mahikeng to Centurion.

Comments
  • Kooven - 2012-01-09 13:15

    Sad Story.... hope the kids make a full recovery. :(

  • Sandra - 2012-01-09 13:21

    ANother two kids orphaned in the holidays. So sad. Hope that they are going to be okay and have family to care for them

  • Daniel - 2012-01-09 13:53

    The couple were my neighbours and very good people. It is a sad loss to the community and South Africa.

      ICloud ZS - 2012-01-10 12:22

      i know them too... its not only loss of south africa but as well as austria too.. i will miss them!! gone too soon! :(

  • John - 2012-01-09 14:17

    This is really sad.

  • tlegodu - 2012-01-09 14:20

    God be with them, Amen

  • Tracey-Lee - 2012-01-09 15:07

    Very Sad .....nothing compares to the heartache of loosing a parent

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