'Lucky' security guard survives being hit by car

2015-06-24 16:36
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Durban - Security guard Lucky Mkhize lived up to his name, when he survived a brush with death after he was hit by a car while chasing a suspect in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Mkhize and another guard had noticed a group of suspicious people and are thought to have chased them into the bushes next to the M4 Ruth First Highway near Umhlanga.

Enforce Security Investigations head Nico Potgieter told News24 that Mkhize had no recollection of the accident, in which he was hit by a car on the freeway.

“He can’t remember anything from the incident. From what we learnt from another guard [it appears] that they noticed some suspicious activity and the two guards split up to search the bush near the freeway.”

“We think that they were chasing suspects at the time. Something must have happened and he ended up on the road and was hit by a car,” Potgieter added.

Mkhize was badly injured, sustaining a broken leg and severe lacerations to his head when it struck the windscreen of the car.

Enforce Security posted on their Facebook page that Mkhize's cuts were so severe that he needed surgery to ensure that he did not lose his ears.

“He had massive cuts on his face and on his head and from what we saw at the scene it was just blood everywhere,” Potgieter said.

Having spent much of his hospital stay in ICU, Mkhize remains sedated, but with a positive prognosis.

“It is a complete miracle he is with us,” Enforce posted. 

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