Car crashes into Cape Town school, 1 dead

2012-01-20 11:16

Cape Town - A car crashed into a school outside Cape Town on Friday, killing one adult and trapping two children under the rubble, eNews reported.

It was not yet clear what led to the vehicle to crash into Jan Kloppers Primary School in Elsies River.

More details to follow.

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  • Heini - 2012-01-20 11:21

    What a tragedy. Hope the kids are okay.......

  • Peter - 2012-01-20 11:25

    car or truck? doesn't really matter i suppose, still a terrible event

      Bigrp - 2012-01-20 11:29

      EWN has it as a truck...

      Peter - 2012-01-20 11:38

      lol, i see they corrected themselves now

  • Sharon - 2012-01-20 11:32


  • David - 2012-01-20 11:39

    Driver must have been high on tik....

      russta101 - 2012-01-20 13:33

      Turns out it may have been because of an epilepsy blackout. Maybe you have to be on tik to comment before knowing the facts?

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-01-20 11:40

    Good grief, who cares whether it was a car or a truck... Someone died, children were hurt..

  • margaret.mead1 - 2012-01-20 11:43

    Breaking e-news says it was a truck that crashed. It is an awful thing, both for the driver and the children trapped under the rubble. My heart goes out to them all and to their families. Condolences to the bereaved.

  • Leon - 2012-01-20 11:47

    these things happen when they buy their driver licenses

      russta101 - 2012-01-20 13:37

      So who is the 'they', Leon? Later reports say it may have been an epileptic blackout. What do you get out of spewing knee-jerk crap into cyber space? Another place to express your bigoted views?

  • Ofentse - 2012-01-20 11:51

    Idiot...another senseless killing

      russta101 - 2012-01-20 13:39

      Reports say it may be an epileptic blackout - who is the bigger idiot?

  • Lee - 2012-01-20 12:18

    Independent Online says it was a Truck.

      Lee - 2012-01-20 12:19

      Still a tragic story.

  • Delicia - 2012-01-20 13:06

    Thank goodness none of the scholars was involved in accident. One dead -driver- It could have been worse had the secretary rang the bell for teabreak on time.

  • Bobby Jay - 2012-01-20 13:07

    i fill sorry 4 de family dat lost their loved 1 de person dat did des mst get full justice

  • Dorian - 2012-01-20 14:28

    Word is that the driver(buyer)had a heartattack behind the wheel of his Honda Prelude, drove through the fence of the school and the vehicle became stationary against the toilet wall. Driver is unfortunately dead, and the injured passenger and two young children in the vehicle were airlifted to the hospital. Apparently the vehicle was chasing the vehicle as well...

  • Karen - 2012-01-20 15:51

    Epilepsy South Africa would like to express condolences to the families and also pray for a speedy recovery of the injured children. Our organisation will be issuing a press release which will provide information on epilepsy and driving in the community newspaper.

  • marc.landsberg1 - 2012-01-21 01:33

    Hhhmmm...eyewitness (live on radio) saying the car was going really fast. Photo in the Cape Argus showing another modified Honda...low profile mags, freeflow exhaust and an aerofoil....on a road going car! Stop being so sympathetic towards these drivers and their families (who must have knowledge of the cars that they drive) and think about the innocent people that they kill

  • Wendy - 2012-01-22 17:54

    As Director of Epilepsy South Africa Western Cape Branch, I would like to extend my condolences to the family of the deceased. I would also like to appeal to the family to contact me @021 7039420 or You are in our thoughts Wendy Nefdt

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