Cyclist struck by car may lose leg

Cyclist struck by car may lose leg

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His left femur, knee and ankle are broken and need immediate attention.

The father of a cyclist who was struck by car on Modderfontein Road on the East Rand said he fears his could lose his leg as a result of inadequate treatment at Tembisa Hospital.

The cyclist, 23, Anton Botha, was involved in a motorcycle accident on the corner of Highveld Road and Lily Street last Friday. He was on his way to a store to buy pain killers when the accident happened, Kempton Express reported.

Netcare911 paramedics worked alongside another emergency service on scene to stabilise the injured man.

The Netcare1 helicopter was dispatched to the scene to airlift the injured man to hospital for further medical care.

Botha’s father, Gerhard said his son`s left femur, knee and ankle are broken and needed immediate attention. Since being admitted to Tembisa Hospital, he has received very little treatment for his badly injured leg, his father claimed.

“Personnel only attended to the open wound on his knee on Tuesday after I had to speak to several people at the hospital. The wound is still open and they need to operate on his leg before it gets infected,” the elder Botha said on Wednesday.

It is alleged doctors on Tuesday said he was top of the list to undergo surgery on Wednesday. However, came Wednesday he was told the theatres were full and the operation would not be done.

“My son is at high risk of losing his leg,” added Botha.

Botha is now scheduled to be operated today.

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– Caxton News Service

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