ARTICLES RELATING TO THOMAS FERREIRA

Blue light victim 'will never be the same'

2015-01-29 15:07

The family of Thomas Ferreira, who was seriously injured after being knocked off his bicycle by a blue light driver, say he will never be the same again.

Family relieved blue light case is over

2015-01-28 15:51

The family of Thomas Ferreira, who was knocked off his bike by blue light driver Joseph Motsamai Semitjie and suffered head injuries, says they are relieved the trial is over.

Blue light driver sentenced to five years

2015-01-28 11:45

Blue light driver, Joseph Motsamai Semitjie, who knocked over Thomas Ferreira while going through a red light, has been sentenced to five years behind bars.

State wants prison term for blue light driver

2014-11-20 15:50

The blue light driver who left Thomas Ferreira brain damaged when he crashed into him should not get away with a slap on the wrist, the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court has heard.

'No further hope' for blue-light victim

2014-09-30 08:25

In 2012 a young man was knocked off his motorcycle by a provincial 'blue-light' chauffeur. Two years later, a court has been told that Thomas Ferreira's recovery is a maximum.

No further recovery for Ferreira

2014-09-29 14:28

Thomas Ferreira will not recover any further following the accident in which blue light driver knocked him off his motorbike, the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court has heard.

Blue light driver depressed - psychologist

2014-08-28 12:46

The "blue light" driver accused of knocking over teenager Thomas Ferreira is depressed, the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court has heard.

Blue light sentencing postponed

2014-03-13 15:49

Sentencing proceedings of blue light driver Joseph Motsamai Semitjie have been postponed in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court.

Sentencing for former MEC's driver expected

2014-03-13 10:17

Sentencing on blue light driver Joseph Motsamai Semitjie, accused of knocking over teenager Thomas Ferreira, is expected to be delivered in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court.

MEC driver ignored safety, court rules

2013-12-03 18:03

A former Gauteng housing MEC's driver ignored the safety of other road users when he hit teenage motorcyclist, the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court has ruled.

 

'Blue lights' case: 3 years for driver

2015-01-29 08:33

'Blue lights' driver Joseph Semitjie has been sentenced to five years for "destroying" teenage motorcyclist Thomas Ferreira's life.

Blue light judge: Victim’s life destroyed

2015-01-28 12:27

Krugersdorp Magistrate Abdul Khan has described blue light driver, Joseph Motsamai Semitjie, as having ‘destroyed’ the life of teenage victim Thomas Ferreira after hitting him with his car.

Blue-light crash driver back in court

2015-01-28 07:28

Sentencing for blue light driver Joseph Motsamai Semitjie, who knocked down Thomas Ferreira while driving through a red light, is expected to continue in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

'Blue light' victim will need life-long care

2014-11-20 12:29

Thomas Ferreira will have to live with severe mental changes after being knocked over by a “blue light” driver three years ago, a psychiatrist has told the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court.

Ferreira's ability to have a relationship queried

2014-09-29 19:59

Thomas Ferreira, whose mental capacity had degenerated following his accident, may not be able to maintain a long-term relationship, the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court has heard.

Blue light driver denied postponement

2014-09-29 13:19

The Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court has declined to postpone sentencing proceedings of blue light driver Joseph Motsamai Semitjie, who knocked over teenager Thomas Ferreira.

Blue light crash ruined our lives - family

2014-03-13 16:55

It has been a tough journey for the Ferreira family since their son, Thomas, was injured when a blue light vehicle driver crashed into his motorbike, leaving him with severe brain injuries.

New lawyer appointed in blue light driver's case

2014-03-13 13:08

A new lawyer has been appointed to represent blue light driver Motsamai Semitjie, the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court has heard.

Blue-light crash driver guilty

2013-12-04 08:52

Humphrey Mmemezi's blue-light BMW X5 driver Joseph Motsamai Semitjie ignored the safety of other road users when he collided with teenage motorcyclist Thomas Ferreira.

Mmemezi's driver found guilty

2013-12-03 13:21

Former Gauteng housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi's driver has been found guilty of negligent and reckless driving, after knocking teenager Thomas Ferreira over in a 2011 accident.

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