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Five-year-old in miracle escape from car crash

PALAPYE: A five-year-old made a miracle escape without a scratch over Easter in an accident in which a 45-year-old man died after his BMW collided with a horse and trailer on Thursday at Kodibeleng village.
By Bonte Seepi Thu 20 Apr 2017, 17:27 pm (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Five-year-old in miracle escape from car crash








The fatality was the only one recorded by police in Mahalapye.

Mahalapye police traffic officer, Assistant Superintendent Kgosienalerona Sechoni said the deceased’s girlfriend sustained serious injuries in the same accident, which happened last Thursday between 1900 and 2000hrs.

Sechoni said the BMW was heading from Molepolole to Serowe whilst the truck was stationary, parked next to the road without any occupants.

“We suspect that the driver of the BMW lost control of the car because of fatigue and ended up drifting out of his lane to strike the parked truck.

We also suspect that the driver was under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants while driving,” Sechoni said.

The traffic officer further revealed that the deceased was with a woman whom they suspect was his girlfriend and the five-year-old child.

“The woman suffered serious head injuries during the

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accident while the child escaped the accident without a scratch.

“The victim is currently admitted at Mahalapye Hospital,” he said.

Sechoni said roads in Mahalapye were otherwise calm, particularly when compared to previous years. Last year over Easter, police recorded three accidents with three fatalities while in 2015 they recorded seven accidents with ten fatalities during the same holidays.

He said in most previous accidents, victims were those travelling to churches who usually move in groups.

While applauding motorists for their improved behaviour, Sechoni however expressed concern about the continued menace of speeding.

“We still have a problem with people who start their journeys late and end up speeding and overtaking recklessly in order to reach their destinations in time.

“Others also fail to put on their safety belts which is a factor causing deaths during accidents.”

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