OFM News took to Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein where he was admitted in the early hours of Saturday following the collision he was in, which was captured on CCTV video footage and has since gone viral on social media.
Though injured, Jason Pieters was able to speak to OFM News, and doctors and staff at the hospital say the fact that apart from a broken jaw and a few other injuries, his recovery is nothing short of a miracle.
While he had difficulty speaking because of his jaw injury, he managed to thank OFM listeners and everyone who has expressed concern and support for him online in a short clip.
Meanwhile, he says he doesn’t remember anything about the accident, other than that he was bumped from behind while he waited for the traffic lights in Zastron Street to turn green. He adds that even though he is in pain, he is very thankful to be alive. He sustained injuries on his face, hands, arms, ear and in his mouth, including his jawline.
Surprisingly, he is reported by hospital staff to not have endured any broken bones or ligaments.
Free State Health spokesperson, Mondli Mvambi, said that he will next week Tuesday be taken in for assessment on his head, as doctors will need to see if his brain swelling has subsided and whether or not he will need to have surgery performed on him.