Kim McCusker: South African Woman Dragged Under Taxi in 2011 Dies

Kim McCusker: South African Woman Dragged Under Taxi in 2011 Dies

- A young Johannesburg woman, Kim McCusker, who was dragged by a moving taxi in 2011, died on Thursday last week

- In a heartbreaking Facebook post, her sister shared the news of her passing with friends and family

- After the accident, Kim had spent nearly three months recovering in hospital after undergoing a number of surgeries

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Kim McCusker, the Johannesburg woman who survived being dragged by a taxi in 2011, has died. According to a heartbreaking post shared by her sister, McCusker died on Thursday, 22 April.

Kim McCusker: South African Woman Dragged Under Taxi in 2011, Dies
Kim McCusker has died. Images: Kim McCusker
Source: Facebook

In 2011, McCusker and her then-partner were involved in an altercation with a taxi driver. According to the taxi driver, after McCusker's boyfriend threatened him, he jumped into his taxi and sped off, apparently not knowing that he had knocked McCusker over and subsequently got her hooked on the moving vehicle.

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McCusker underwent a number of surgeries to repair some of the damage that was caused by the accident and spent three months recovering in hospital. In 2012 she got married to her partner during a touching ceremony where she walked for the first time in a while.

"It is with great sadness that our family shares the news of Kim Mc Cusker’s passing on Thursday 22 April 2021. We are heartbroken and in disbelief, as it is hard to imagine a world without our precious Kimmy who amongst so many other things, was a loving daughter to Doug and Pat, a devoted partner to Anthony, and an incredible sister to Gareth, Ian and me," read a post made by McClusker's sister, Julia Frantzeskou.

The post received many sad reactions from those closest to McClusker. Read a few of their comments below:

Julia Hopp said:

"Devastated to hear this. No words can do justice to the loss of this beautiful and courageous young lady. My love and deepest condolences to my dearest friends Pat, Douglas, Gareth, Julia, Ian and families."

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Julie Stuart said:

"Heartbreaking news, sending sincerest condolences to you Pat, Doug, Gareth, Julia and Ian. Thinking of you all."

Briefly News also reported that a grateful-hearted South African woman recently left people marvelling over the grace of God after she took to Twitter to share a heartwarming and super emotional post about surviving a life-threatening ordeal, which was allegedly the result of a hijacking one wrong.

In her post, the young lady with the Twitter handle @skroefmagwaza thanks God for sparing her life. She also thanks her friends and followers for keeping her in their prayers while at the same time adding that she would appreciate it if they did not bombard her with questions about the accident.

"Heartbroken, I loved my car Thuso but I'm grateful to God for sparing my life. Thank you for your prayers. Please, no calls, no asking what happened. I see your messages, I'll get to them in time," she wrote sadly in the heartbreaking Twitter post.

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