A mother and her three young children have passed away in a tragic road accident in England.
The devastating car crash took place near Oxford when 29-year-old Zoe Powell and her 30-year-old husband Joshua collided with a large truck while driving on the A40 with their four children present in the car.
As the family crashed with the heavy goods vehicle, Zoe and her three children, 4-year-old Amelia, 8-year-old Phoebe, and 6-year-old Simeon, died on the spot.
After the emergency responders arrived at the scene, Joshua was pulled out of the wreckage along with his 18-month-old daughter.
As of this writing, the father and daughter are still fighting for their lives at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital.
The driver of the large truck involved in the accident is reportedly a 56-year-old man who didn’t sustain life-threatening injuries in the crash.
“The car was in the middle of the road, it wasn’t just front-end damage it looked like it had been crumpled like a can,” 36-year-old David Patchett, a local who lives near the crash site, said.
“The emergency services turned up very quickly. It was a horrifying thing to see and my first thoughts were nobody had survived, that’s how bad it was.
“While I was on the phone to police, the man regained consciousness and that’s when I started screaming down the phone ‘get someone here now.’”
As family friends explained following the tragic incident, the Powell family has been dealing with “tragedy after tragedy” whereas they were just recently forced to move after their home had burned.
“They were a lovely family. They were renting somewhere else in Chinnor in the meantime because there was a house fire, as you can see the whole house is boarded up. It is a devastating shame,” one of their neighbors said.
Following the heartbreaking accident, Sergeant Dominic Mahon, a senior investigating officer, confirmed that an investigation is underway and that “the next of kin of the family have been made aware and are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers.”
Sending prayers for the family.
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