A mother expressed her gratitude after her son was involved in a hit-and-run on his way to the TUKS Mamelodi campus. Taxi drivers made a protective boundary around him with their vehicles while a paramedic jumped in to help.
A Facebook page dedicated to sharing positive South African news shared the story of a very grateful mother recently.
Bronwynne Engelbrecht told of how her son, Elrich, was involved in a hit-and-run accident but the Tshwane community showed Ubuntu as they reached out and helped the young man.
Elrich was on his way to write an exam at the TUKS Mamelodi campus when a red Citi Golf collided with his motorbike.
The Golf sped off and one taxi took off after it while others blocked the traffic to keep the injured young man safe.
A Tshwane Paramedic on his way to work assisted Elrich and called for a ambulance. He remained part of the team that took care of Elrich.
Another young man, only identified as Francois, stayed with the motorbike for more than an hour to make sure it - and the rest of Elrich's belongings - isn't stolen.
Bronwynne, a DA MP, was extremely thankful towards everyone who played a part in helping her son in his time of need. Here's her story:
My deepest GRATITUDE to all the amazing people, Francois the student ,the amazing Taxi drivers, the Tshwane paramedics & the Tshwane Metro that crossed my sons path today and demonstrated that we are a GREAT nation of CARING PEOPLE ! I SALUTE EACH OF YOU !!
On his way to write an exam at the TUKS Mamelodi campus this morning,my son Elrich Engelbrecht was involved in a hit and run accident on his Motorbike. A Taxi driver tried to corner the red CITI GOLF as it sped away while several other Taxi's cordoned off Elrich to prevent any vehicles from accidentally riding into the accident scene .
A Tshwane Paramedic on his way to work , disembarked his taxi and went to assist Elrich , calling an Ambulance and then personally being part of the team that brought my son to the Wilgers hospital . An unknown student called Francois , also on his way to write an exam , stopped & after getting my cell no called to inform me about the accident .
Francois then stayed with the destroyed bike for longer than an hour , till we could collect the bike . None of my sons belongings were stolen from him and after several hours in theatre to insert steel pins into his open femur fracture & repair other multiple injuries , he is alive and safe!
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