Knoetze accidentally drives over grandson

2012-11-26 10:37

Johannesburg - Former world heavyweight boxing champion Kallie Knoetze's grandson is in a stable condition in hospital after Knoetze accidentally drove over him, Beeld reported on Monday.

Nuan, 4, and his brother Liam, 2, were visiting their grandfather on his plot near Hartbeespoort a few days ago when they wandered into the path of the reversing bakkie Knoetze was trying to park.

After he heard someone banging on the side of the bakkie, he got out, and Liam told him that his brother had been hurt.

"Stop crying, grandpa, you're a big guy. Everything's going to be just fine," the injured child reportedly told Knoetze.

Nuan was rushed to hospital, where he was stabilised and treated for a fractured pelvis.

Knoetze told the newspaper that doctors and nurses were his new heroes, as they had managed to save his grandson's life.

"I've never cried so much in my entire life," he told Beeld.

He said he had received supportive phone calls from all over the world, and that his grandson was expected to stay in hospital for another three weeks.

  • janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-11-26 10:56

    Ahhhhh, shame. Horrible accident, but thank God the little one is going to be ok!

      jonathan.dutoit2 - 2012-11-26 11:38

      no thank the doctors and nurses

  • nomcebo.k.kubheka.3 - 2012-11-26 11:02

    Shame man... Hope the young one gets well soon.

  • bernard.nienaber - 2012-11-26 11:03

    why does this always happen nowadays?

  • victor.peters.902 - 2012-11-26 11:07

    I feel for Kallie. Best wishes for Nuan on a speedy recovery

  • martin.botha.735 - 2012-11-26 11:14

    Kallie, dit moet baie swaar vir jou wees, ek het nog altyd die vrees dat my kleinkinders seerkry. Sterkte aan jou die kleintjie en die familie. ons hou julle in ons gebede. Groete aan NUAN hier van die suidkus. Sterkte Broer. LIEFDE !!

  • Priesterb - 2012-11-26 11:15

    I would suggest "Close Proximity Warning Systems" must be made compulsory in all vehicles. It may not be the ultimate but will go a long way to warn drivers of possible dangers and reduce these accidents

  • leatitia.mckay - 2012-11-26 11:17

    Damn thats close - hope people will realise how easily it can happen and spend much more time checking where all the kiddos are before leaving. Better yet, put them all in.

  • zelda.dickson - 2012-11-26 11:19

    Shame, sad. Glad he is going to be ok. Little ones should always have someone watching them around cars. The driver is not always able to see small children or animals.

  • omphile.umphimodise - 2012-11-26 11:38

    Speedy recovery to the boy. I guess he is a fighetr like his grandpa and he will be out of hospital very soon.

  • Kathy Bergh - 2012-11-26 11:42

    my BIGGEST nightmare my prayers to Nuaan, his parents and Kallie.

  • angela.nair.3 - 2012-11-26 12:00

    I am glad the little on is safe - and people please - I cannot see Knoetze without thinking of Schuster? So people - this is a wake up call - where children are concerned. Be wary - the litlle people have no concept of safety - especially little boys when they see oupa in the car

  • dithameng - 2012-11-26 12:38


  • bongohead.sipho - 2012-11-26 12:39

    Thank you Lord, thank YOU

  • sbarends - 2012-11-26 12:45

    Omdat ek so baie van die tipe goed lees in die media, is ek ekstra versigtig wanneer ek my kar beweeg en kinders in die omgewing is....ek sal nooit myself kan vergewe as ek oor 'n kind moet ry nie,al was dit net 'n accident.....

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-11-26 13:15

    Second happening in a few weeks what's going on.

  • alan.ingram.355 - 2013-01-06 11:15

    Kallie been a grandpa myself i would have shed the same tears and more. God bless you and the family. you are my hero.

  • Chriskoi1 - 2013-01-06 16:20

    Hey guys kallie was nie wereld kampion nie maar wel Gerrie .Dit is n' jammerte dat die klienseun seergekry het .Soos ons almal weet is die kinders vol lewe en is orals n' oupa en ouma moet maar eers sekker maak so ook die ouers.Ons sal bid dat die seun gou d gesond word die HERE sal vir dit sorg.

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