Family Killed in R726 Accident, Mother remains Critical

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A woman remains the only survivor after a crash between a taxi and a bakkie killed her children and husband. Image: EMS

A woman who was involved in the accident on the R726 on Friday has lost her three children and husband.

According to Emergency Services Spokesperson, Tammy Marmick, the woman is fighting for her life in Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein. According to Tammy Marwick, the woman and her family were at the back of the bakkie before it fatally crashed with the taxi, killing her family along with 12 other people who were in the vehicles.

She was flown to Pelonomi Hospital and is said to be the only survivor from the bakkie.

The death toll from the horrific accident which happened on Friday between Zastron and Sterkspruit ,remains at 16.

The MECs for Health department and Police, Roads and Transport  in the province, Butana Kompela and Sam Mashinini have expressed their shock, sending condolences to the families of the deceased  and have appeals to all road users to follow road regulations.

Pulane Choane/BloemfonteinCourant