Alcohol not ruled out in Carl Pistorius crash

Modimolle - Limpopo police are not ruling out the possibility that alcohol may have played a part in the car accident involving Carl Pistorius, the older brother of murder accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Police are investigating a case of reckless and negligent driving after Pistorius's car was involved in a head-on collision with another car on Friday evening on the N1 outside Modimolle.

"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.

He said paramedics had to use the jaws-of-life to free Pistorius after the accident.

"Pistorius had two other people inside his car but they were not injured. According to the police report, the other driver was alone in the other car,” he said.

This is not the first time Carl Pistorius was involved in a serious car accident.

On May 2008, his bakkie collided with a motorbike of a woman who later died in hospital.

Pistorius was charged with culpable homicide, which was later changed to reckless and negligent driving.

In 27 May last year, the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court acquitted him of the charges because the State failed to prove a water-tight case against him.

- African Eye
George Michaelides 2014-08-07 06:39:53 PM
I guess the other driver was sloshed..not Carl...I put odds on this..
Ken O'Connell 2014-08-07 06:40:48 PM
So, Police, did you breathalyse and/or take blood samples? Or are you just guessing?
Stephanes Heunis 2014-08-07 06:45:54 PM
definitely waisted! blame it on the crime. oom pistoruis
Tomorrowss Dreamss 2014-08-07 06:46:12 PM
So why don't you mention that it is the other vehicles occupant that was probably drunk, News 24? Are you racist? Carl was nat the cause f the accident!!
Phindile Zina 2014-08-07 06:55:42 PM
The guy is a celebrity we have to know everything he does? These Pistorius boys are all in the news for the wrong reasons!
Chris Summers 2014-08-07 07:08:47 PM
Sensationalist reporting...alcohol not ruled out, meteor strike not ruled out, tokolosh meddling not ruled out.... Nice way to engineer a headline during Oscar trial you muppets
Grant Montgomery854 2014-08-07 07:09:56 PM
If the police had done a proper job after the previous accident then this one would not have happened. I wonder if Carl will say he thought the other driver was an intruder?
Tomorrowss Dreamss 2014-08-07 07:14:35 PM
Tomorrowss Dreamss 2014-08-07 07:15:56 PM
Another case for Barry. news24 insinuating that Carl Was the drunken driver!
Greg Karpakis 2014-08-07 07:21:42 PM
Final Destination 6