Mother, three children die in B2 crash

27 March 2017 | Accidents


A mother and her three children died instantly this morning at 04:30 when a red Nissan bakkie and a VW Polo collided roughly 5km east of the Arandis turn-off on the way to the coast. According to early reports, the driver of the Polo lost control resulting in the vehicle overturning and skidding into the oncoming bakkie. Bystanders were of the view that the Polo may have had a burst tyre.
Emergency services were on the scene before 05:00 and witnesses described the scene as shocking as the ‘jaws-of-life’ had to be used to remove the dead and injured from the mangled and crushed metal. The mother and her three daughters, aged between three and nine years old and who died instantly, were removed along with others. Two adults and a two-month-old child sustained various degrees of injuries and were transported to Swakopmund for further care and management. The one survivor is said to be the father of the three deceased children and was married to their mother, who too perished.
While there is scanty information regarding the injuries, the one adult is said to have a back injury and the baby, a head injury which caused severed swelling.
The route was closed for roughly two hours while the scene was cleared of debris.

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