Driver sends message of sympathy to couples family
By Odette Ismail
21 February 2007
The driver who knocked over and killed two British tourists outside the V&A Waterfront has sympathised with their family in England.
Patrick and Jean McQuillen lived on a farm in Uckfield, East Sussex. They died on impact after the 22-year-old driver Nasser Gamieldien, drove through a red traffic light and knocked them at a busy intersection.
It is believed that the couple were heading back to their Tamboerskloof lodgings after the car they hired broke down.
The couple had tried to cross the intersection when they were hit by Gamieldien’s car.
His legal representative George Claasen, has confirmed that Gamieldien has conveyed messages to the McQuillen family to send his condolences through the British consulate. According to reports the family has returned a message to say they appreciate the message of support.
He has tested negative for alcohol after the accident. He faces charges criminal charges of culpable homicide.