Blue light victim out of ICU

2011-11-24 15:16
Johannesburg - An 18-year-old schoolboy who was hit allegedly by a government vehicle, flashing blue lights, has been moved out of the intensive care unit, the Democratic Alliance said on Thursday.

"Although he hasn't regained consciousness, he does show some awareness and he was moved to a high care private ward," said DA Gauteng caucus leader Jack Bloom.

Thomas Ferreira had seemed "considerably improved" when he visited him in hospital on Wednesday, said Bloom.

Krugersdorp Private Hospital said it could not comment, and Ferreira's family declined to speak to the media.

Ferreira was travelling on his motorbike to visit his girlfriend in Randfontein when he was allegedly hit by the official vehicle of Gauteng MEC Humphrey Mmemezi in Krugersdorp on November 5.

He was admitted to hospital in a critical condition with swelling and haemorrhaging of the brain and fractures of the arm, leg and face.

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane's office said after the accident that Mmemezi was in the car with the driver at the time.

Mokonyane's office offered to pay Ferreira's medical expenses.

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