Wednesday, February 21, 2007

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.


At Friday, 09 March, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cape Town has a huge problem with young coloured men driving recklessly. Nasser Gamieldien thinks he is too cool for rules and now two people are dead because of his "coolness"

This should not be considered an "accident" since he was speeding excessively and ran a red robot. Nasser Gamieldien is a selfish murderer who belongs in prison.

At Tuesday, 05 February, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The red robot which he "jumped" does not have a pedestrian crossing and the last time i checked in Britian it is declared as j-walking so is the driver fully responsible for wat had happened???

At Thursday, 14 February, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Idiot - we do not have Jaywalking in Britain. This person ran a red light at excessive speed and killed two innocent people - he is totally responsible for what happened!!!

At Tuesday, 20 January, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am Patrick and Jeans Granddaughter I am very, upset that they died. I personally think that the driver (Nasser Gamieldien) is totally stupid.The reason I lokked at this articale is because my parents would not let me know much about it in fact at first they didn't even tell me they had died.Iam very sad


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