Doctor’s orders on injured man ‘were ignored’

2008-03-13 00:00

Four days after Pietermaritzburg man Andre Vincent Craig died in police custody of injuries he sustained in a car accident in 2003, Camperdown district surgeon Dr Richard Thompson wrote to the South African Police Service’s (Saps) station commander at Hammarsdale and complained that his "explicit" instructions to police regarding Craig’s further treatment the night of the accident were ignored.

The court has been told that Craig was allegedly drunk on the night of July 19, 2003 and was said to have been driving on the wrong side of the N3 highway when his Toyota Corolla crashed head-on into a BMW, killing the two occupants.

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