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Teen's progress satisfactory: Doctor

2012-02-04 22:11

Johannesburg - The long-term effects of the brain injury suffered by a matric pupil who was knocked down by a VIP vehicle in November would be established in about two years, Beeld reported on Saturday.

Thomas Ferreira, 19, was riding his motorcycle last year when he was struck by housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi's official car.

"There may be lasting consequences for his further education and career, but it's still too early to determine with certainty," said Ferreira's Doctor Kris Mon.

"It can affect his intellectual and cognitive abilities."

Mon said his progress was satisfactory.

Ferreira was recuperating at a rehabilitation unit in Randburg.

Police confirmed on November 9 that the driver faced a case of reckless or negligent driving.