Two children die in accident

2011-04-16 14:19

Two children were killed after the car they were travelling crashed on Heidelberg Road in Vereeniging, paramedics said today.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said a family of four was travelling near the Suikerbosrand River when the mother lost control of her blue Sedan causing it to roll 40 metres into a veld.

“The mother lost control due to the rainy conditions and the car rolled into the veld,” he said.

A two-year-old girl was ejected from the car and a four-year-old was trapped in the car with the parents. Both children died on scene.

Banks said he could not confirm the sex of the four-year-old.

Both parents sustained multiple fractures and were taken to the Vereeniging Medi Clinic.

Trauma counsellors were called in to assist the parents, he said.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.