SA women’s vets road champ, Annette van der Merwe, was rushed to the Bloemfontein Trauma Unit after being seriously injured in a crash involving a bakkie in Middelburg on Wednesday.
She sustained extensive injuries as a result of the accident including a broken left arm and hand, several ribs, plus incurring some severe facial and back injuries.
However, on a brighter note, she was reported as being quite stable at 8pm last night (Wednesday) in the intensive care unit.
Together with her own successful competitive career, Annette is the mother of Charlotte van der Merwe, the U16 Proline Computer ladies cyclist.