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« on: November 19, 2012, 10:40:41 pm »

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Biographer Andrew Morton involved in fatal honeymoon crash



19 November 2012

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.
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. 

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/biographer-andrew-morton-involved-in-fatal-honeymoon-crash-8329181.html
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 11:14:27 pm »

It's just not worth speeding, especially up a steep hill!
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