Cape Town – While the driver of a BMW M3 lost his legs after crashing at 320km/h, his passenger survived the alleged illegal street race on the N1 with only a cut to his finger.
Provincial health department spokesperson Mark van der Heever has confirmed paramedics had attended to the passenger before he was transported to New Somerset Hospital for further treatment, News24 reported.
The 24-year-old passenger was treated by Metro emergency medical services at the accident scene. Initial reports had made no mention of a passenger in the BMW that crashed into the centre median on the N1 near the Sable Road turnoff at Century City in the early hours last week Monday.
The 26-year-old businessman Taufiq Carr from Mitchells Plain, however, was treated at the scene by ER24 paramedics for critical injuries to his head and legs. The married father-of-two was taken to Vincent Palotti Hospital, where his legs were amputated.
A photo of a smiling Carr, sitting in his hospital bed, has been circulating on social media.