Oscar Pistorius' brother 'badly hurt' in car crash

Carl Pistorius in hospital after car crash in South Africa

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Oscar Pisorius' brother Carl Pistorius badly hurt in car crash

Oscar Pistorius' brother has been injured in a head-on collision in South Africa, according to reports.

Carl Pistorius was taken to hospital in Pretoria after the crash on Friday.

He was on his way home from a business trip when a car travelling in the opposite direction swerved out in front of him.

According to the Guardian, his uncle Arnold Pistorius said: "Carl's vehicle was hit head-on by another car that had swerved from the opposite side of the highway into the oncoming traffic."

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, police spokesman, said Mr Pistorius was alone in a Toyota Corolla when the accident happened.

According to the Daily Telegraph, he said: "Both drivers were trapped in their vehicles and had to be removed by emergency services using the jaws of life."

It is thought he suffered fractures to his right arm, leg and left foot, and will undergo surgery. His uncle added that he was badly hurt but "out of danger".

Last year, Carl Pistorius was acquitted of a charge of culpable homicide over a road accident in 2008 in which a female motorcyclist died after colliding with the back of Carl's SUV.

Oscar Pistorius has been on trial since March accused of intentionally killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot on Valentine's Day last year.

He claims he killed her by mistake after believing her to be a night time intruder.

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