Carl Pistorius 'out of danger' following serious crash

Johannesburg - Carl Pistorius - the brother of murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius - was "out of danger" on Saturday morning after a serious accident, his family said.

"Carl's vehicle was hit head-on by another car that had swerved from the opposite side of the [N1] highway into... oncoming traffic," his uncle Arnold Pistorius said in a statement.

"Carl was badly hurt but we are thankful that he is out of danger. He was transferred to a hospital in Pretoria."

Carl Pistorius was returning from a business trip in Polokwane on Friday evening. A colleague was following him in a different car and witnessed the accident, his uncle said.

In May 2013, Carl Pistorius was acquitted on a culpable homicide charge.

The Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court also acquitted him on alternative charges of reckless or negligent driving, and driving without reasonable consideration for another person using the road.

He had pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

His bakkie collided with Maria Barnard's motorbike on 8 March 2008. She died in hospital a few days later.

Oscar Pistorius still faces a murder charge after his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was shot dead in his Pretoria home on February 14 last year.

He claims he shot her by accident through the locked door of his toilet, thinking she was an intruder. The State contends he killed her during an argument.

His trial will resume on 7 August.

ChrisnSally Rose 2014-08-02 11:09:41 AM
what comes around, goes around. life is a circle.
Nettie Potgieter 2014-08-02 11:17:07 AM
With so mush hate and christians praying for bad things to happen no wonder these this is happening to this family.
MeThinks 2014-08-02 11:22:11 AM
Wow such a spitting image of his bro!!
Mthamiz Sjongo 2014-08-02 11:26:08 AM
Reckless driving,killing girls is a main part of this family
Phil Flaan 2014-08-02 11:33:41 AM
Is this a meeting of illiterate people? Schulla: "cant caught a brake" Cats Cradle: "Do you no more than we do, Schulla" Xolani Cele: "Can't shake the filling there is more to come about this Family tho"
John Greystoke 2014-08-02 11:34:54 AM
Seems as if the Pistorios brothers are a bit reckless? Above the law maybe? Lekker windgat because your name is 'Pistoruis'? Is there a pattern of recklessness? Perhaps?
Stephen James 2014-08-02 11:40:42 AM
How are the people in the other vehicle?
Stephen James 2014-08-02 11:44:07 AM
How are the people that were in the other vehicle?
Stephanes Heunis 2014-08-02 11:48:38 AM
who is this guy. everyone wants to be a celeb. is there other people dead in the accident?
Tess Tessie 2014-08-02 11:51:05 AM
Carl Pistorius was acquitted of numerous reckless and negligent driving even when Maria Barnard died when his Bakker collided with her motor bike. Once again the accident was not his fault. How badly injured is the other driver? Will we ever hear his version?