Teacher tells of near-miss in horror school crash

2012-01-20 22:30
Cape Town - A teacher at JS Kloppers Primary School near Cape Town narrowly missed being hit by a car that crashed into the building on Friday.

Edith Layman was walking outside the school building when she heard the vehicle speeding up the path. "The wheels weren't touching the ground," she told News24.

She was just 1m away from the vehicle when it slammed into a wall at the school. The car was travelling at "a terrific speed".  

Layman said when she looked inside the car, the driver was already dead.

The teacher said one of the children in the car was flung through the windshield and ended up with "his head on the bonnet" and "his body up against the wall".

"You could see the blood coming out of his head," said Layman.

Soon after, a parent found the other child lying next to the car. "He was cold and turning blue."

One child was airlifted to Red Cross Children's Hospital. The hospital confirmed to News24 that the child is in theatre. The other child was taken by ambulance to hospital.

The nature of his condition is unclear.  

Another adult who was in the car had to be broken out of the vehicle as his legs had been crushed.

No schoolchildren were injured in the incident.

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