HIT AND RUN MEDIC ENCOUNTERSVICTIMS IN HOSPITAL
In a bizarre twist of fate a doctor who treated survivors of a hit and run accident,turned out to be none other than the reckless driver who nearly killed them.
Now Michael Ngoma, 39, and his wife are determined to see to it that Dr Peter Sukalovsky of Bokamoso hospital faces the full weight of the law after he left them for dead last Saturday.
Ngoma described how after leaving a set of traffic lights a car hit them at high speed ‘like a bat of hell.’
“Both cars swerved off the road and ours overturned and ejected the driver while I was stuck in the car with my wife and two kids aged 5 years and 4 months.”
The driver of the over speeding car carried on without stopping.
The Ngoma family and other victims were later taken to Bokamoso hospital where Ngoma’s wife was stitched 14 times on the head, the children were treated for shock and trauma while he got treated for shoulder and knee injuries by Dr. Sukalovosky.
“When I later asked our driver who the culprit was, he gave me a cell number and told me that he spoke to him and he offered to fix the vehicle.
When I called the number I got a nasty surprise when DrSukalovsky answered the phone. I confronted him, but at first he denied that it was him whocaused the accident.”
Ngoma later discovered that the doctor was fined P1000 for reckless driving.
Two days after they were discharged from hospital, Ngoma’s 5-year-old son experienced swelling from his hands and feet, but when he took the child to hospital he was told to bring a police report.
However when he went to Mogoditshane police station Ngoma claims hostile officers told him that there was no case as no one had died in the accident.
Assistant Superintendent Itumeleng Maruru confirmed the incident, but said he was yet to get full details from the investigating officers.
“You should get the complainant to come and complain to us and not to newspapers,” was all he was prepared to say
When asked to comment Public Relations Officer at Bokamoso Hospital, Mmabatho Onkabetse, said the matter had not been brought to their attention.
At the time of going to press DrSukalovsky’s phone rang unanswered.