Taxi drivers tried to corner off the car that hit a student and even made a barrier with their vehicles to keep the young scholar safe.
Pretoria, South Africa (08 December 2016) – Bronwynn Engelbrecht‚ a member of parliament from the Democratic Alliance (DA)‚ took to Facebook to share how people from different walks of life stopped what they were doing on Tuesday morning to assist her son after he was injured.
On his way to write an exam at the TUKS Mamelodi campus, her son Elrich Engelbrecht was involved in a hit and run accident on his Motorbike.
A Taxi driver tried to corner the red Citi Golf as it sped away while several other Taxi’s cordoned off Elrich to prevent any vehicles from accidentally riding into the accident scene.
A Tshwane Paramedic on his way to work, disembarked his taxi and went to assist Elrich, calling an Ambulance and then personally being part of the team that brought her son to the Wilgers hospital.
“An unknown student called Francois, also on his way to write an exam, stopped & after getting my cell no called to inform me about the accident. Francois then stayed with the destroyed bike for longer than an hour, till we could collect the bike.”
“None of my sons belongings were stolen from him and after several hours in theatre to insert steel pins into his open femur fracture & repair other multiple injuries, he is alive and safe!”
“My deepest GRATITUDE to all the amazing people, Francois the student, the amazing Taxi drivers, the Tshwane paramedics & the Tshwane Metro that crossed my sons path today and demonstrated that we are a GREAT nation of CARING PEOPLE!”
The post has been shared thousands of times, with people engaging and commenting on how incredible the Taxi drivers were.
Annique Oosthuizen commented: “Nice to hear something positive about taxi drivers. We tend to generalise… all the best to your son, I hope he has a speedy recovery. And God bless everyone who were involved and helped.”
Elsje Sandenbergh added: “This acts of kindness are really heartwarming and gives one hope for the future of this country”