Recently a tragic accident on William Nicol Drive (outside Dainfern Square) has left one family without their 7 year old daughter and another with their 5 year old son fighting for his life.
The two young children were were walking with a lady, seven year-old Thandolwethu and five-year old Lebo (a family friend). They had gone to the shops to select a birthday gift for Thandolwethu who was turning 7 at the end of the month. They dashed across the road in a dark area beyond Dainfern Square and were hit by a taxi. The woman and Thandolwethu were killed instantly and little Lebo survived but received head and facial injuries.
Completely unaware of the accident Alfred, Thandolwethu’s father, was walking along William Nicol from work to meet them all, only to arrive at the scene and witness the aftermath of the accident. (An off-duty medic had seen the accident and quickly arranged to get the helicopter and medics to attend to the victims). One can barely imagine the trauma he went through witnessing this very sad scenario, and to see little Lebo in such a terrible state. Lebo’s father and his wife are also employed at the same place as Alfred. They are going through an incredibly stressful and emotionally-draining time with daily visits to see their son. This has put a big strain on them both emotionally and financially.
Thandolwethu’s and Lebo’s parents will need ongoing therapy, as will Lebo who will need physio and other medical treatment going forward.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to these two brave families – we send them love and healing during this time.
|Dayle White||December 20, 2018|
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