Matric pupil unresponsive after crash on way to exam

2015-11-11 14:37

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Durban - The Grade 12 pupil injured in a car crash in Westville on Tuesday on his way to write an exam remains unresponsive and is undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, his school said.

"He was on the way to write his engineering graphics and design exam, and his mother's friend was driving behind him when his vehicle hit an oil patch or a puddle on the road," Westville Boys High School deputy principal Nestor Pierides told News24 on Wednesday.

"He was not speeding. His car spun and flipped. His mother's friend found him lying next to the car, unconscious."

Pierides said the 18-year-old pupil was currently unresponsive and would be going for an MRI to determine the extent of his head injuries.

The pupil had stitches on one of his eyes, on the back of his head, was bleeding from one ear and bits of gravel had to be taken out of his back.

One of his lungs also appeared to be full of liquid.

The school had sent a staff member to be with the pupil's mother earlier in the day.

"We are offering any assistance we can to the family," Pierides said.

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