RAF ordered to pay R8m to former model

2013-10-09 09:01
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Pretoria - The North Gauteng High Court has ordered the Road Accident Fund to pay R8m into a trust for a former model who was injured in a car accident in June 2009, the Pretoria News reported on Wednesday.

The money will be used to take care of 29-year-old Claudine Labuschagne's needs for the rest of her life after she suffered severe brain damage and spinal injuries.

Labuschagne and her fiancé, Johan van der Merwe, were returning from seeing their wedding planner when the accident took place on the Kimberley/Griquatown road.

Van der Merwe swerved out for something in the road and lost control of the vehicle.

He died and Labuschagne was taken to hospital where she was in a coma for three months.

The woman also sustained a fractured spine, multiple rib fractures, and a chest injury.

Labuschagne was entirely dependent on round-the-clock help, the newspaper reported.

The accident happened five months before their wedding.
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