A man survived a horrific robbery attack and then walked into a surgery with a knife in his head and calmly asked: ‘Do you have a doctor free?’.
The 34 year old cyclist, Shaun, was stabbed through the head with a knife during an attempted robbery. He rode to the hospital on his bicycle immediately after the attack with the knife stuck to him. Receptionists were shocked to see a blood-soaked man in front of them in a room full of patients.
He had been cycling to work in Strand near Cape Town, South Africa, when he was attacked by two men, one of whom stabbed him in the head as they tried to grab his bike. But Shaun fought back and managed to beat them both off. He then got back on his bike and cycled to the nearest hospital with the knife sticking out of the side of his skull.
The local GP Dr Brendan Venter, 48, said:
One of our female doctors was on duty and she was called to a patient with a knife wound.
To say it was dramatic to see him with a knife sticking out of the side of his head was an understatement but he was very calm and lucid although bleeding a lot.
He asked very politely if we had a doctor free to see him.
The doctor decided that rather than wait for an ambulance she would drive him to hospital in her car herself and he asked if it was OK to leave his bike with us.
The patient was very lucky in that although the knife was plunged into his skull it bent on impact with the bone and the blade went down his face outside the skull.
He was very very lucky that the blade hit him in the wrong spot to kill him.
He fought for his bike back and rode to us as he knew where we were and we are his GP and when he got here he just walked in and calmly asked for help.
This is not something that happens every day and it seems it is a violent gang who have struck viciously a few times in the last few weeks and they will be caught.
It was not even an expensive bike and is one he cycles on to and from work each day. Why they used the level of violence they did is just beyond me.
Shaun was transferred into the Tygerberg Hospital nearby on Monday afternoon and underwent emergency surgery and a spokesman confirmed he was “stable”.
The South African Police Service confirmed they are investigating the attack.