Cape Town man suing for car crash

2012-03-22 19:00

Cape Town - A man is to sue for over R31m after a car accident in central Cape Town left him paralysed, the Cape Times reported on Thursday.

Scott Thomson, 26, is suing the office of Western Cape Health MEC Theuns Botha for about R16m because paramedics allegedly did not take precautions to make sure his injuries were not worsened.

According to an affidavit submitted to the Western Cape High Court: "... the paramedics were negligent... in extracting [Thomson] from the vehicle and removing him from the scene of the accident on a stretcher without using the necessary measures to safeguard him from further injury."

He claims he fell to the ground while paramedics were taking him from the ambulance. Thomson was left in a wheelchair after the accident on May 11 2008. He suffers from tetraplegia, a severe form of paralysis.

He is also suing the driver of the car he was in at the time, for about R15m.

He claims Dane Johnson, 27, was speeding and lost control of his car, causing them to hit a barrier. The two cases would be consolidated. A trial date had not been set.

  • Tertius777 - 2012-03-22 19:41

    I'm glad his not my friend; neither my passenger

  • Henry - 2012-03-22 19:44

    The story of Lindsay Lohan doing a Porn Star was more interesting...

  • Nosiphom - 2012-03-22 19:45

    they should have left him then. They saved his life and now they are to blame. Stick to the negligent driver mate.

  • harley1 - 2012-03-22 19:53

    i think your legal bills are going to cost more and it sounds like your ex mate wont have the moola !!

  • 009ICE - 2012-03-22 20:19

    he didnt think of getting out of his friend s car if he felt endangered?I think he is pulling double standards.Sorry that he is quadriplegic,I would be happy to come out of it still breathing,some are not so lucky.

  • Gomoco - 2012-03-22 21:20

    isn;t part of the world perfect with perfect people?

  • John - 2012-03-23 13:08

    He was speeding?? What did you do to try avoid the accident?? Did you ask him to stop so you could get out, or were you enjoying the "fun run"?

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