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    Brother Carl Pistorius Motor Vehicle Accident/Hospitalization

    I thought it might be best to start a new thread for info and updates on Carl Pistorius.

    Interesting that on August 3 police were rather emphatically denying that drunk driving was being investigated:
    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Ne...going-20140803

    Yet today - August 7 - it is stated that alcohol involvement has not been ruled out:
    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Ne...crash-20140807

    Carl's blood alcohol level at the time he was brought into the hospital emergency room is assuredly known. Due to potential interaction between alcohol and so many medications, his blood alcohol level would have been determined immediately. And yes, at least in the U.S., the hospital must provide this info to police who are investigating an accident. (Police investigation overrides HIPAA laws)

    I was quite surprised to read, according to a family statement, that Carl is ventilator dependent. This is certainly not a good sign.

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    What an odd statement for a LE spokesperson, but I realize that could be attributed to language variations.

    "Both Pistorius and the other driver were seriously injured. Pistorius was taken to a Pretoria hospital while the other was taken to a local hospital. We have heard stories that alcohol may have contributed to the accident. If so, that is not ruled out and will be determined by our investigation,” said Limpopo police spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi on Thursday.

    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Ne...crash-20140807


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    But who do they mean? Carl Pistorius or the other driver? They don't actually say in any of the articles that I've read.

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    I wonder how the other guy is? We never get to hear about him, do we ...

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    No, not a peep about the other driver. At any rate, I do hope Carl will recover, as well as the other driver if s/he's injured. I can't imagine the toll all of these tragic events have had on the Pistorius family. Facing the possible loss of one son, brother, nephew, cousin; and a prison sentence of another at the same time...it's unimaginable. My thoughts and prayers are with the Pistorius family, and of course, the Steenkamp family, for all they have suffered.
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    I think there was a male name mentioned as the other driver in one article I read. It was about two days after the accident and I do not know where I read it.

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    Here's is a LINK to some photos of the 2 cars involved (Carl's and the other driver's), following the accident. I think Carl's is the smaller of the two vehicles. I believe I read he was driving a Toyota Corolla.

    Judging from these photos, they are both very fortunate to be alive.

    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/ne...hoto/453154138

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysShocked View Post
    I think there was a male name mentioned as the other driver in one article I read. It was about two days after the accident and I do not know where I read it.
    I was able to find one reference to the "other driver." He was identified as a "Mr. Tshabalala." I have not been able to find out any status of his condition so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kittychi View Post
    I was able to find one reference to the "other driver." He was identified as a "Mr. Tshabalala." I have not been able to find out any status of his condition so far.
    Yes, I saw that and the name rang a bell. There's a footballer of that name, but no idea if there's any connection.

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    This is completely O/T but Robin Williams has been found dead - possible suicide - had been suffering from severe depression. Forensic examination being conducted today.

    http://www.news.com.au/entertainment...-1227021334663


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    Quote Originally Posted by Judgejudi View Post
    This is completely O/T but Robin Williams has been found dead - possible suicide - had been suffering from severe depression. Forensic examination being conducted today.

    http://www.news.com.au/entertainment...-1227021334663
    How very sad. He brought laughter to so many and yet suffered sadness and despair himself.


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    Carl Pistorius ... was returning from a business trip late Friday when a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction swerved out in front of him. A colleague of Mr Pistorius travelling in a different vehicle saw the crash, which took place on the country's main N1 motorway, near the town of Modimolle in Limpopo province.

    "He was able to tell us what happened," Arnold Pistorius, an uncle, said in a statement. "On the opposite side of the highway to which Carl and his colleague were travelling, traffic was in fact backed up and moving very slowly.”

    ... Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, police spokesman, said Mr Pistorius was alone in a Toyota Corolla when the accident happened.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...car-crash.html

    "Mr Pistorius had two other occupants inside his car but they were not injured. Reports indicate that the other driver was alone, but this can't be confirmed. Both drivers had serious injuries... we suspect internal injuries." - Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi
    http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/201...istorius-crash



    Fascinating that UNCLE ARNOLD is the one telling us how and why the accident happened - not the police! wtf??? How very convenient!

    How far back in traffic was this “colleague”?
    Did s/he actually witness the entire crash or simply see the wreckage? Big difference.

    Conflicting reports on how many occupants were in both cars. How freaking hard is it to count? One source says Carl was alone, another says he had two passengers (both uninjured)!

    Perhaps the truth is that traffic was backed up and moving slowly on CARL’S side of the highway (?) and he’s the one who swerved out to pull around slow drivers? (If he drives anything like Oscar, this scenario is highly possible.)

    While I’m not saying the other driver didn’t pull out in front of Carl and may very well be at fault - this entire Pistorius family automatically makes me suspicious of their every word and action.

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    'Oscar Pistorius's Brother Makes 'Miraculous Recovery' '

    http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/os...ecovery-578331

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    http://www.enca.com/carl-pistorius-m...ath-experience

    Emergency workers say Pistorius was conscious throughout and sang happy birthday to one of the medics who treated him.

    The Pistorius family have revealed that Carl suffered lacerations to his liver and heart as a result of the crash. He also went into respiratory failure following the accident.

    According to his family, Pistorius has recovered and was discharged from the intensive care unit late last week.

    http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2014/08/19/carl-pistorius-cant-feel-his-legs

    Oscar Pistorius’s brother Carl has lost mobility.

    This comes after his involvement in a head-on collision that almost took his life earlier this month in Polokwane.

    The family has revealed that Pistorius suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries and cannot feel his legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FromGermany View Post
    http://www.enca.com/carl-pistorius-m...ath-experience

    Emergency workers say Pistorius was conscious throughout and sang happy birthday to one of the medics who treated him.

    The Pistorius family have revealed that Carl suffered lacerations to his liver and heart as a result of the crash. He also went into respiratory failure following the accident.

    According to his family, Pistorius has recovered and was discharged from the intensive care unit late last week.

    http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2014/08/19/carl-pistorius-cant-feel-his-legs

    Oscar Pistoriusís brother Carl has lost mobility.

    This comes after his involvement in a head-on collision that almost took his life earlier this month in Polokwane.

    The family has revealed that Pistorius suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries and cannot feel his legs.
    I'm glad to hear all is well with CP, but why no news about the other driver?

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