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Ex-Proteas all-rounder Pat Symcox narrowly escapes car-crash

Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 2:19pm IST | Place: Johannesburg | Agency: ANI

 Former South Africa all-rounder Pat Symcox reportedly had a narrow escape at the weekend after his car slammed into a large rock while he was travelling home. Symcox reportedly hit a rock while travelling home to Mtwalume on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast on Saturday. He was driving behind his wife Estelle, who managed to avoid striking the obstacle.

Although Symcox's vehicles height, fortunately, allowed it to pass over the boulder, but the right front and rear tyres burst on impact, causing the rims of his car to buckle, Sport24 reported. Symcox said that his Toyota Hi-Lux swerved across the highway and spun around in circles before hitting a road sign on the embankment on the freeway, which possibly stopped it from rolling.

He said that he was lucky to miss a petrol tanker approaching in the southbound lane. Symcox, who played 20 Tests and 80 ODIs for South Africa between 1993 and 1999, added that the boulder was as large as two cement bags placed one on top of the other and he believes that it had been strategically placed in the fast lane. 

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