'My mom didn't want to live anymore': little boy's tragic tale of Garden Route car crash

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The cliff above Voëlklip Beach near Herolds Bay on the Garden Route has become a notorious spot after seven people in the past two years lost their lives driving off the edge. (Photo: Supplied)
The cliff above Voëlklip Beach near Herolds Bay on the Garden Route has become a notorious spot after seven people in the past two years lost their lives driving off the edge. (Photo: Supplied)

It was a hot afternoon and with beaches closed because of lockdown restrictions, he decided to take his grandchildren to a clifftop lookout point with spectacular views over the Indian Ocean twinkling tantalisingly below.

Hopefully a sea breeze would provide some relief from the stifling heat, he thought.

Little did Anton Gerber know what awaited him. As he was driving along with Liam (12) and Tyler (4), he saw a small boy, his face streaked with tears and sweat, waving frantically from the side of the road.

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