Man dies in freak car wash accident

2013-03-11 09:08
Andrew Putsoeli (Supplied)

Andrew Putsoeli (Supplied)

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Bloemfontein - A man has died after the car he was washing started rolling down an incline and pinned him against a gate and pillar.

Andrew Putsoeli, 47, died on the scene, reported Volksblad.

He was washing his friend’s bakkie and the handbrake was presumably not pulled up.

The friend, Lawrence Mathae, was in the shower while Putsoeli, a cleaner at a school in Tweespruit, washed the vehicle.

Putsoeli was his best friend for the last 15 years, Mathae said.

He said when he came out of the shower after about half an hour, he saw the hosepipe still running, but the bakkie standing at the gate.

“The bullbar of the bakkie was crushing his head against the gate. I pulled the bakkie away and he fell on the ground.”

He said he immediately saw that his friend was dead.

“I didn’t hear anything. I blame myself and have many questions. Why did it happen at my house? Why did I take such a long shower? If I had hurried up I might have been able to help him.”

He said Putsoeli was more than a friend.

“It’s tragic and a big shock.”

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