Shockwaves are coming from Cape Town where five innocent school children lost their lives due to careless driving. According to reports, a horrific accident occurred on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, in the morning at Mitchells Plain, five students died. The police arrested the driver of the vehicle in which the students were. Since the announcement of this tragic news, a wave of grief has swept over the whole city. People expressed their sadness on social media and offered their condolences. We have covered all the imperative aspects of this news. This column will also let you know what authorities said after the preliminary investigation at Mitchells Plain. Scroll down and take a look below.
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The arrested driver is a 55-year-old man from Cape Town. Speaking of the charges against him, the Cape Town man faces culpable homicide charges as five children aged between 7 and 11 died after an accident on AZ Berman Drive in Mitchells Plain. Police said students at the school were traveling in some bakkie weather. They were on their way to different schools. Proceed to the next section and read more details.
A spokesman for the Western Cape Police Department, Sergeant Wesley Twigg, said the driver had been charged and would appear in Mitchells Plain Magistrates Court. The spokesperson further added that among the victims, two aged 6 and 15 were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. What were the circumstances surrounding the accident, and what led to the fatal crash on AZ Berman Drive, are still matters of discussion as officers have not submitted a conclusive report of the investigation. Take a look at the next section and read more details.
Wesley Twigg said: ‘Mitchells Plain Police have registered a culpable homicide case for investigation following a fatal crash which claimed the lives of five children on AZ Berman Drive. Police, traffic, fire and rescue services, metro police and ambulances are currently at the scene. He also said the students who died were between 7 and 13 years old. According to testimony, the paramedics arrived a few minutes after the accident. Doctors found a bakkie standing in the middle of the road. The reported white bakkie rolled over several times. Paramedics assessed the students in the vehicles and found that five had already died while one student was in critical condition. Stay tuned to this website for more details and updates.