Cape Town - A family from Eerste River has been left devastated after their 10-month-old baby girl was killed in an alleged hit-and-run incident.
Tiny Chloe Louw, from Malibu Village in Eerste River, was travelling with her parents Andre and Lee-Ann Louw and her 14-year-old cousin, when a white bakkie swerved into them at the Sunrise Circle in Muizenberg on Saturday evening.
The driver apparently abandoned his bakkie and ran off into nearby bushes.
The family was on their way home after visiting relatives in Ocean View.
The Cape Argus spoke to Chloe’s uncle, Denver Bowers, who said they have been left devastated by little Chloe’s death.
“When I received the call from my brother in-law Andre between 8pm and 9pm, he said a white bakkie had swerved into them and that the baby was in a critical condition. We were devastated when we found out later that night that Chloe had passed away,” said Denver.
“Chloe was sitting on her mother’s lap in the back seat of the car and my 14-year-old niece was sitting in front with my brother-in law."
“The bakkie came from the opposite direction as my brother was driving toward Beach Road. “After coming around the circle, it swerved into their car on the side where Chloe and her mother were sitting. The drivers of the bakkie fled and ran toward the bushes.”
Chloe’s mother suffered minor injuries while her husband Andre suffered a shoulder injury. According to the Cape Argus, police were investigating the incident.
The Daily Voice asked police on Monday whether any arrests had been made, but cops did not respond to queries by Monday night.
This weekend saw at least 14 people arrested on drunk driving charges on Western Cape roads.
Kenny Africa, provincial traffic chief, said R18 700 in fines were issued to drivers.