Horrific crash claims Belvedere resident

2015-12-10 06:00
Harven Munsamy who died in an accident at the weekend. Photos: supplied

Harven Munsamy who died in an accident at the weekend. Photos: supplied

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TRAGEDY struck for a Belvedere family on Saturday when 25-year-old Harven (Harvey) Munsamy was killed in an accident on his way home.

Harven’s brother Kevin said his brother was on his way home with a neighbourhood friend when the crash occured on the N2 near the Umhlali River Bridge.

“They slept over at a friend’s home and he was on his way home from Stanger in the morning,” said Kevin.

Harven was driving a bakkie when the crash occurred.

“They were behind a truck on the slow lane and he moved into the fast lane, but he did not see a stationary car on the lane.”

Kevin said his brother tried to avoid the vehicle, but clipped the side of the car causing the bakkie to overturn.

“The [vehicle they were travelling in] somersaulted about eight or nine times,” said Kevin.

According to Netcare 911’s Chris Botha, paramedics arrived at the accident to find Harven several metres from the wreckage of the vehicle with life threatening injuries.

“Paramedics worked fervently to stabilise the injured man at the scene and after placing him on a manual ventilator, they immobilised him on a trauma board and then transported the man to a nearby hospital under the constant care of an advanced life support paramedic,” said Botha.

Harven was taken to Stanger Hospital which was the closest to the accident, but unfortunately after an hour he succumbed to his injuries and died.

The youngest of three brothers, Munsamy, a mechanical trade tester worked with one of his best friends, his eldest brother Kevin in a business venture they began a year ago.

Family described him as ‘the best father’ to their three-year-old daughter Nikayla and best husband to his wife Jacqueline.

Jacqueline said her husband was a jovial, “happy go lucky” and a friendly person.

“He made me a very spontaneous person. We did everything together, we were each other’s best friend, partner and soul mates,” she said.

“Everyday [our daughter] questions where he is.”

Kevin said his brother was the epitome of fun and happiness for everyone who met him and friendship and family were most important to him.

“He was the best father. He loved his daughter to bits.

“They jumped, danced and did everything together,” said Kevin.

“Nothing got him down. He lived life to the fullest and was always there for everyone.”

The ceremony for Harven will take place on 19 December at the Tongaat Primary School hall from 5pm with service at 7pm.

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