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Family: Pistorius' brother in intensive care

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 6, 2014 at 4:33 pm •  Published: August 6, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' older brother Carl remains in an intensive care unit in a South African hospital and is on a ventilator after a serious car crash last week, the brothers' family said Wednesday.

The Pistorius family said in a statement that Carl Pistorius was still in ICU at the hospital in the capital Pretoria "due to the serious nature of the injuries sustained in the accident."

"He is stable and showing signs of improvement," the family said in a brief update without giving details of his injuries. The family said previously that Carl was "out of danger."

Carl reportedly sustained multiple fractures in a head-on collision on a highway in northern South Africa as he returned from a business trip on Friday night. His uncle, Arnold Pistorius, said last week that a car swerved onto the wrong side of the highway and hit Carl's vehicle head-on in the crash.

Oscar Pistorius is due to return to a Pretoria courthouse on Thursday for the start of final arguments in his murder trial for shooting to death his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.

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