Five children die in Brackenfell accident


Five children were killed and another six injured on Sunday when a Ford Bantam collided with road barriers on the N1 between Brackenfell Boulevard and the R300 exit.

According to Kobus Kotze, spokesperson for Titanium Securitas, their medical team “received several calls about a serious motor vehicle collision” around 23:15.

“Upon our arrival, we found the patients in various places on the scene. Five children (between the ages of one and ten years old) were pronounced dead at the scene due to the severity of their injuries.

“Another six patients were found at the scene with minor to serious injuries,” says Kotze.

The driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle after which it crashed into the barriers.

Capt. FC van Wyk, police spokesperson, says a case of culpable homicide has been filed with the Brackenfell police.

“An adult man has been arrested and will appear in court as soon as he is charged. Three other passengers were taken to hospital with injuries and an adult woman, also a passenger, was taken to Brackenfell police for counselling.”

In the meantime, the investigation into the accident continues.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 08600 10111.