Potch student survives 12m fall

2012-10-29 09:37

Johannesburg - A student from Potchefstroom University's North West campus is in a critical, but stable condition after falling 12m from the roof of a campus residence, it was reported on Monday.

René Cremer, 19, was on the roof with a group of friends, watching the sun rise on Saturday, Beeld reported.

She stepped onto the door of a hatch and fell about 12m, landing in the residence's entrance hall.

Cremer was rushed to the intensive care unit of the Milpark Hospital, in Johannesburg, where she was being treated for a burst bladder, two pelvic fractures, broken and cracked ribs, a torn kidney, a fractured left arm and a punctured lung.

Her parents, Hennie and Amanda Cremer, of Mossel Bay, said it was a miracle she survived, and they were extremely grateful.

"It's a miracle that her back wasn't injured.... The doctors are going to give her body a chance to recover from the shock before they operate," said her father.

The fall comes two years after René's older brother Andre was left a quadriplegic after a car accident.

  • kala.bafazi - 2012-10-29 09:39

    What goes up...

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-29 09:45

    Drank is 'n bliksem.

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-10-29 10:41

      Assumption... the mother of all f$@k ups...

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-29 10:57

      Consumption... even worse...

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-29 09:49

    We used to climb up to the seventh floor of Heide to visit girls! We were lucky never to fall!

  • demi.cooke.7 - 2012-10-29 09:50

    Cmon guys the didnt say anything about her being drunk

      kala.bafazi - 2012-10-29 09:59

      She has a burst bladder, torn kidney and punctured lung but the doctors want her body to get over the shock before operating. I figure they have to wait for the alcohol to be be removed from her system as it is extremely risky to put someone under the influence of alcohol under anaesthetic.

      john.kirkwood.9619 - 2012-10-29 10:38

      agree demi these other two A$$ Holes are just trolls with nothing else to do, lucky escape and hope all goes well and she makes a full recovery.

  • dutoit.strauss - 2012-10-29 09:56

    FYI, thats not a resident building in the picture, but rather a lecture hall on the other side of campus. Either the photo is wrong, or the fact that she fell of a residence building. Please check your facts...

  • richard.zanner - 2012-10-29 09:59

    I was a student once. Guaranteed booze involved.

  • reane.westhuizen - 2012-10-29 10:02

    It wasn't a residence, it was a lecture hall. Please check your facts before posting a story.

      gift.mushi.9 - 2012-10-29 10:12

      @ reane.westhuizen It wasn't a residence, it was a lecture hall. Please check your facts before posting a story. -------------------------------------------------------- Are your reading eyes crooked?

  • jayb.bee.9 - 2012-10-29 10:03

    suicide mission failed

  • - 2012-10-29 10:53

    The picture looks like one of the buildings in Lovers Lane across from the Library.Maybe the graphic design building?

  • zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-10-29 11:02

    Why get drunk on top of a building???

  • melinda.botha.75 - 2012-10-29 11:04

    ok now what has this to do with her brother?

  • melinda.botha.75 - 2012-10-29 11:05

    ok now what does this have to do with her fall??? The fall comes two years after René's older brother Andre was left a quadriplegic after a car accident.

  • - 2012-10-29 11:18

    Wow people, don't judge if you do not know the person! I know her brother and she is not a drunk nor suicidal. C'mon people accidents happen! She is lucky to be alive and there is no need to write such distasteful comments!

  • robert.j.czanik - 2012-10-29 11:27

    Tell the idiot who wrote this article that it was on the Potchefstroom campus of the North-West University, not the other way around...sunshine

  • stuart.grobbelaar - 2012-10-29 11:28

    It's the North West University's Potchefstroom Campus not the Potchefstroom University's North West Campus.

  • JAbu.R15 - 2012-10-29 11:45

    Watch too much drunken master movies, jackie Khan?

  • JAbu.R15 - 2012-10-29 11:52

    Sorry be strong!

  • annette.pretorius.71 - 2012-10-29 15:23

    You are a sick bunch! She is a beautiful girl, don't comment on people you do no know!

  • jeanings.mnqayi - 2012-10-29 23:48

    There is no need to fabricate da facts coz sum of us had saw what happened on the morning after, when we came back from crossnyting, da incident did NOT take place at the res but @ da JCC lecture Hall , this jst mkes one to wonder how reliable everything elso on this article really is. mxm

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