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Pistorius' Brother Critical After Head-On Crash
The brother of bladerunner Oscar Pistorius is in a critical condition after a head-on collision in South Africa.
Carl Pistorius, who has regularly been seen in court during his brother's murder trial, was involved in the collision on the N1 near Modimolle in Limpopo.
It is understood a car swerved in front of him colliding with his vehicle. Mr Pistorius is believed to have suffered numerous fractures.
The brothers' uncle, Arthur Pistrious, released a statement which said his nephew was in a critical condition, but was "out of danger".
"We can confirm that Carl was involved in a serious car accident last night," it said.
"He was returning from a business trip to Polokwane. A colleague was following in a different vehicle and witnessed the collision. He was able to tell us what happened.
"The collision took place along a stretch of the N1 where for some reason, traffic had slowed down considerably.
"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.
"Carl's vehicle was hit head-on by another car that had swerved from the opposite side of the highway into the oncoming traffic. Carl was was badly hurt but we are thankful that he is out of danger. He was transferred to a hospital in Pretoria last night."
In 2008 Carl was involved in a collision with a motorcyclist who died and was later acquitted of culpable homicide.