Father and son survive A64 crash which killed mother and two children – only to return home and find it ransacked
A father and son who were the only survivors of a horror crash which killed the rest of their family have been put through fresh heartache.
The accident happened on the A64 close to the Jinnah Restaurant at Flaxton on 24 August.
A white HGV and a grey motorhome collided. Three of the passengers in the motorhome, a 44-year-old woman, a nine year old girl and a five year old boy, were all sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
The fourth passenger, a six year old boy, was taken to hospital with a serious head injury. His father, driving the motorhome, was also seriously hurt.
Fortunately the boy has been allowed home with his dad to continue his recovery. But Sgt Paul Cording, who attended the crash for North Yorkshire Police, has revealed how they got back to find their home had been ransacked by burglars.
“Unbelievably when the young lad and his dad returned home they found their house had been burgled and the thieves had taken everything, including items such as an a TV, an XBox and sentimental things that can never be replaced,” he said.
“Both the road traffic collision and the burglary are ongoing investigations and I will therefore not comment on those. But myself and my team (along with other 999 colleagues) are horrified with what has taken place and can’t just sit by and do nothing.
“We have started a collection to replace some of the items and if you would like to help this family try to rebuild their lives then please do donate if you can.”
He has set up a fundraising page – you can donate here.