Blue light victim back in hospital
Johannesburg - Thomas Ferreira, who was left brain damaged after a collision with a blue light vehicle six weeks ago, was back in hospital on Thursday after contracting a virus, reported The Star on Friday.
According to the report, Ferreira, who had been in a rehabilitation centre, had a high fever and was readmitted to Krugersdorp Hospital around 14:00.
"He's running high fever, so they decided he'd better go back to hospital," Ferreira's father Paul was quoted saying.
The 18-year-old was injured when the official vehicle of Gauteng housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi crashed into him while he was riding on a motorcycle six weeks ago.
The driver of the vehicle, Semitsi Modomai, was transporting Mmemezi and had turned on blue lights to cross through a red traffic light when he collided with Thomas.
At that time Mokonyane publicly promised to cover the costs of the teenager's medical bills.
The costs of the rehabilitation centre to which Ferreira was moved to last Monday was around R120 000 per month, according to the report.