Former ANN7 newsreader Palesa Madisakwane survives horrific car crash

Former ANN7 newsreader and actress, Palesa Madisakwane

The TV personality thanked God and the other drivers who helped her in the moments after the crash caused by a drunk driver.

Actress and former ANN7 newsreader Palesa Madisakwane has been flooded with messages of support from her followers after she took to social media to share images of a horrific car crash that she recently survived.

Madisakwane also shared images of the injuries she sustained in an accident reportedly caused by a drunk driver.

WARNING: The article contains graphic images of Madisakwane’s injuries and is not for sensitive viewers. 

According to Drum, Madisakwane said her car was hit while she and her daughter were driving home late at night, after attending one of her relatives’ wedding.

“After getting the right of way, making a right turn on the robots, I noticed a speeding car swaying into my lane coming towards me. At this point I can’t really see because the lights of the car were blinding me,” said Madisakwane about the accident that happened on Witkoppen road in Johannesburg last week.

She also spoke about how it took her a while to realize what had just happened as the impact left her disorientated.

“After my daughter screamed for me, that’s when it hit me. I tried to open the doors of the car and they would not open including the windows, I tried to break the windows down but I failed,” she told the publication.

She managed to get her nine-year-old daughter out with the help of the other drivers who had pulled over to help after seeing what had happened.

The injuries Palesa sustained in her accident | Image: Instagram

The injuries Palesa sustained in her accident | Image: Twitter

According to the publication, the drunk driver was arrested shortly after trying to flee the scene.

Attempts to reach the Douglasdale police station for comment have been unsuccessful.

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(Compiled by Kaunda Selisho) 

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