Thursday, 10 January 2013

Fatal Car Crashes

Fatal Car Crashes Biography

Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton has told of how he survived a horrific fatal car crash - in which an adult and baby died - while on honeymoon.

Speaking from his hospital bed in South Africa the 58-year-old said the accident happened as they were heading to the airport to fly back to Britain.

His 51-year-old wife, Ms Carolyn Morton has already been discharged from Mediclinic Nelspruit’s ICU.

The Mortons arrived in South Africa at the beginning of the month and kicked off their honeymoon in Cape Town.

“It was a marvelous holiday. We were watching lions and a female leopard shortly before hitting the road and that horrible accident happened,” he said.

“I am well under the circumstances. The other people are dead,” he added.

The accident occurred at about 12:00 on the R40 between Big 5 Backpackers and Protea Hotel.

The Mortons - who also stayed in Franschoek prior to their stay at Leadwood Lodge in the Lowveld - were on their way to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport near White River in a Mahindra which was being driven by Johan Scholtz of Tamboti Tours.

Mr Morton, who has written about Princess of Wales, Diana; Tom Cruise; Angelina Jolie and Monica Lewinsky said: “It was a head-on collission. Had my wife and I not been wearing safety belts, we would have been dead."

Scholtz said “everything happened so fast”.

He recalled he had been driving up a steep hill when the Honda approached him at high speed.

“It couldn’t make the turn and collided with my vehicle. It was a matter of seconds and I couldn’t do anything to avoid a collision,” he said.

Paramedics of Langamed swiftly arrived at the scene.

Two occupants of the Honda, a woman and a baby, estimated to have been only two months old, were declared dead.

A third passenger of the Honda was taken to Matikwane Hospital with serious injuries.

Andrew sustained fractured ribs and his wife a fractured sternum. They were taken to Mediclinic. Carolyn has already been discharged. “The treatment at the hospital is really exemplary,” Morton said.

Scholtz sustained fractured ribs himself, but was not admited to hospital.

This had been Andrew’s second visit to South Africa.

Mr Joseph Mabuza, spokesman for the Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison, said post-mortems were due to be being carried out on the deceased.“The British couple were identified as Andrew Morton and his female companion. Both of them sustained injuries and were transferred to hospital.”
Hospital officials identified her as his wife, Carolyn Morton.
Morton is thought to have suffered broken ribs, while his wife Carolyn suffered a broken breast bone when their car collided with another vehicle over the weekend, local news agency SAPA reported.
Two people in the other car, a woman and a child, were killed in the crash.
Carolyn Morton has already been discharged from a Nelspruit hospital.
Morton rose to fame through his controversial biography of the late princess, “Diana: Her True Story” as well as books on Monica Lewinsky, Tom Cruise and David and Victoria Beckham.Princess Diana biographer Andrew Morton has been injured while on his honeymoon in a fatal car crash that killed a woman and baby.

The 58-year-old biographer and journalist suffered broken ribs and his new wife Carolyn, 51, a broken sternum, during the collision on a remote road near Kruger National Park in South Africa.

The couple were on their way to the airport to fly back to Britain after their two-week honeymoon when they collided with another car, 40 miles from the city of Nelspruit in the north east of the country yesterday.Would be dead: Andrew Morton, pictured on his wedding day to Caroyln, suffered broken ribs while Carolyn broke her sternum, in the collision near Kruger National Park in South Africa yesterday

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