04 February 2014
The Western Cape
Emergency Services has confirmed that ten school children were injured in an
accident on Monday afternoon.
It is alleged that
a bakkie carrying 25 children rolled at Botelary road near Kraaifontein.
Western Cape Emergency Services Spokesperson Robert Daniels said the children
were on their way home from schools.
Daniels said the
driver of the bakkie lost control as it rolled injuring ten children as well as
the driver. Five children and the driver
were seriously injured and taken to nearby hospital for further care.
Meanwhile the Western
Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has strongly condemned the
transportation of school children in bakkies.
Spokesperson Siphesihle Dube said parents need to be extra cautious of vehicles
that transport their children to schools.
Dube said vehicles
transporting children to school especially overloaded vehicles are a big
concern for the department. Vehicles
need to go through the proper safety tests to ensure that they are safe to
transport these learners.
“It is very
unfortunate that this accident happened and innocent children were injured
because of a vehicle that was overloaded” Dube added.
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