Two boys dead, mother injured after crash in heavy fog near Hopefield

2018-08-11 15:49
Accident that claimed the lives of two boys aged 7 and 16, on the R45 outside Hopefield, Western Cape. (Supplied)

Accident that claimed the lives of two boys aged 7 and 16, on the R45 outside Hopefield, Western Cape. (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A mother lost two sons in a horror crash in thick fog on the R45 in the Western Cape on Saturday morning.

Western Cape Traffic Chief, Kenny Africa, said the woman, who had been driving a Mitsubishi SUV, collided with a Hyundai light delivery vehicle on the R45, roughly 10km outside of Hopefield, around 08:40 on Saturday.

Africa said it was believed that the Hyundai had been making a u-turn in very misty conditions.

He said the two boys in the Mitsubishi, aged seven and 16, died in the crash, while the mother, who had been driving, was taken to a nearby hospital, her injuries unknown.

He said the two occupants in the Hyundai sustained minor injuries.

Africa said the R45 was closed while they cleared the road of debris.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    cape town  |  accidents

Join the conversation!

24.com 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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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 24.com network.

Settings

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.