Par­ents die in crash; son, 7, fights for life

Post - - NEWS - CHAR­LENE SOMDUTH

THE sole sur­vivor of a hor­rific car crash, a 7-year-old child, is fight­ing for his life in a Dur­ban hospi­tal, unaware that his par­ents have died.

The cou­ple, Nikesh Ram­nath, 39, and Nerosha Per­sadh, 32, a teacher, were trav­el­ling along the N3 south-bound near How­ick on Sun­day evening when two ve­hi­cles col­lided.

They sus­tained se­vere in­juries and died at the scene, while their child was taken to hospi­tal in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

Per­sadh’s cre­ma­tion was on Tues­day and Ram­nath’s was ex­pected to go ahead later this week. Per­sadh’s sis­ter Nerasha de­clined to com­ment.

Shawn Herbst, of Net­care 911, said two light mo­tor ve­hi­cles were in­volved in the col­li­sion.

“Sadly, two adults from one of the light mo­tor ve­hi­cles had died, a young child sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries, and an adult male from the other light mo­tor ve­hi­cle sus­tained head and spinal in­juries.”

Po­lice spokesper­son Lieu­tenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said a case of cul­pa­ble homi­cide was opened at the How­ick Po­lice Sta­tion.

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