Three year old boy lose life in bus crash along Garden Route
The bus crashed along Garden Route has been recovered. It had been carrying 35 occupants, members of a Rugby Club from Plettenberg Bay as they were returning from a league match in George.
According to police the accident happened on Saturday night when the bus driver lost control on a bend while coming down Wilderness Heights. The police stated that an investigation has been opened after a three year old boy was declared dead on scene.
Team Manager, Martin Booysen says the deceased was the son of one of the players, as well as the grandson of the club’s chairperson, who’s currently in hospital.
According to Ross Campbell, the spokesperson for ER24, “They had apparently taken this road through the back of Wilderness to connect to the N2 as the Saasveld Road was closed due to flood damage.
“Two men in their 30s were found entrapped in the vehicle and in a critical condition. They required advanced life support interventions, and their extraction took a long time, a combined effort led by Metro Rescue.
The bus was removed from the scene on Sunday morning.
by Everngelista Muza