Nightmare N2 ordeal for couple

Wayne Champion's left arm. (Pic: Facebook)

AN assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm case was opened at Hibberdene police station after a 34-year-old man was seriously injured when a brick was thrown through his vehicle’s windscreen on January 2.

Wayne Champion and his fiancée Marina Kent were travelling from Scottburgh to Port Edward at about 9pm when the traumatic incident occurred.

The couple was passing beneath the overhead bridge on the N2 near Hibberdene when a brick was thrown at the vehicle, shattering the windscreen.

Police spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said Mr Champion suffered serious open wounds to his left arm and shoulder.

“He managed to drive for a short distance in order to get out of danger before Ms Kent took over and rushed him to Netcare Margate Hospital,” she said.

She added that no arrests have been made.

According to reports, Mr Champion said he saw the brick, but was powerless as he heard the bang of the window shattering and the impact of brick hitting his left arm.

The brick narrowly missed hitting his  fiancée, who is six months pregnant.

Thinking Mr Champion had been shot, Ms Kent quickly wrapped his arm in a scarf and rushed him to Netcare Margate Hospital.

When they arrived at the emergency room, Mr Champion was quickly treated. Although he had no broken bones, his entire left arm was badly lacerated. He has since been discharged and is recovering well.

Sugan Naidoo

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