A crying Louisa sat watching the sheet of space blanket covering her daughter’s body.
A two-year-old girl was killed in Vergenoeg last night after a bakkie drove over her.
Young Adelaide Rickets was killed on the corner of Bahumi and Rabaji streets at around 6.15pm.
Adelaide’s mother, Louisa Rickets, said that she had quickly stepped inside the house and left Adelaide with her sister, Phokamoso, 7, in the yard. The two children tried to cross the street to go to a nearby tuck shop. As they were crossing the road a bakkie turning into Rabaji Street drove over Adelaide.
After emergency services and the police had arrived on the scene, a crying Louisa sat watching the sheet of space blanket covering her daughter’s body.
After the body was removed, community members started huddling around Louisa to try and comfort her.
– Norma Wildenboer