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    Nelma DONKERS

    I just want to say we need to do something about this, because I am the Mother that lost her son in this accident and somebody need to take responsibility about this.

    Let’s stand together and try and make this intersection a safer place.

    He’s with GOD now and saved the lady’s life in the Run X’s , becaues GOD still need her to shine her light in this world.

    TO all the Mother’s that lost their children in this manner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Dear Mrs Donkers

    Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. I together with my wife and my 3 small children were 10 meters away from this accident when it happened in front of us. My in laws were in the car behind me and also saw it clearly. I still see and hear it vividly in my mind when I close my eyes.
    This is a very busy intersection especially during rush hour so I agree with you completely that more adequate measures must be put in place to try to prevent this sort of accident.
    May GOD’s peace and grace comfort you in the days ahead.

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    Dear Mrs Donkers

    I am extremely sorry to hear about your loss. I drove past the accident scene at 20h00 that night. I live in Pinehaven Country Estate and see almost all of the accidents that happen here.

    Only 20 days before this accident another fatal accident took place. It also included a truck. I, personally, have also been involved in an accident here and was just lucky that it was not serious. My brother-in-law has also been involved in an accident at this intersection and luckily saw the truck out of the corner of his eye. He was able to accelerate and the truck hit the back of this car.

    I also believe we have to do something to about the safety at this intersection. They either have to build a fly-over or all trucks should be banned from driving down that hill.

    I now write to Carte Blanche every time an accident like this occurs and try to find links with information on the accidents. I haven’t had any luck as yet, but I urge all people who drive this road daily or have lost someone in an accident at this intersection to write to them. They have a link for stories on their website. I especially think it would help if you contact them, Mrs. Donkers.

    You are also more than welcome to contact me as I would like to think of other ways to get people to take notice. My email address is

    Again. I am extremely sorry for your loss and cannot even imagine what you are going through losing a child. My daughter is only 1 year old and I absolutely dread having to drive over that intersection with her in the car with me.

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    Condolenses on your loss Mrs Donkers.

    I too was there when the accident happened. It should never have happened. There are way too many truck accidents – something has to be done.

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    His name was Martin van Heerden. We where going to get married in 3 months time, but he was my Husband, Best friend, Lover and Soul mate. He will forever be loved and missed.

    He was on his way home to me for a date night. He never made it home. I now have to sleep in an empty bed and I am all alone. I pray every night that i will be taken, so I can be with him.


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