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Brother of Oscar Pistorius makes 'miraculous recovery' after serious car crash

Published on Aug 19, 2014 7:50 PM
 
Carl Pistorius (second, right) and Aimee Pistorius (right), the siblings of South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius, sit at the High Court in Pretoria during Oscar Pistorius' trial on July 2, 2014. Oscar Pistorius's older brother Carl has made a "miraculous recovery" after being involved in a serious road crash earlier this month, a family spokesman said on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Oscar Pistorius's older brother Carl has made a "miraculous recovery" after being involved in a serious road crash earlier this month, a family spokesman said on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old's car collided head-on with a vehicle that swerved from the opposite side of the expressway around 120km north-west of Pretoria on Aug 1.

"Carl suffered poly-trauma injuries during the accident. These included lacerations to his heart and liver and he also went into respiratory failure," Ms Anneliese Burgess said. He will likely remain in hospital for a few more weeks, but is said to be recovering.

"He has made a miraculous recovery after specialist care intervention and was discharged from ICU late last week," said Ms Burgess. "Carl is overwhelmed with gratitude for the support he has received from family, friends and the public."

 
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