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Oscar Pistorius' brother remains in intensive care, on ventilator after car crash last week

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    FILE - In this Tuesday May 20, 2014 file photo brother of murder accused, Oscar Pistorius, left, Carl Pistorius, right, speaks with his brother in court in Pretoria, South Africa. Carl Pistorius has been "badly hurt" in a car accident after a head-on collision on a highway in South Africa, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool, File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE -: in this Tuesday, April 15, 2014 file photo Oscar Pistorius rubs his eye in court in Pretoria, South Africa. Prosecutors and lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have one last chance to convince a South African judge when they present closing arguments this week in the murder trial of the once-celebrated athlete who fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a toilet cubicle door in his home. On Thursday Aug. 7, 2014 and Friday, both sides will summarize their versions of the shooting to Thokozile Masipa, the red-robed judge who will determine the fate of the double-amputee Olympic runner. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool, File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this Monday, July 7, 2014 file photo Oscar Pistorius leaves court in Pretoria, South Africa in his ongoing murder trail. Prosecutors and lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have one last chance to convince a South African judge when they present closing arguments this week in the murder trial of the once-celebrated athlete who fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a toilet cubicle door in his home. On Thursday Aug. 7, 2014 and Friday, both sides will summarize their versions of the shooting to Thokozile Masipa, the red-robed judge who will determine the fate of the double-amputee Olympic runner. bedroom. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE: In this Monday June 30, 2014 file photo Oscar Pistorius listens to his lawyer Barry Roux, left, in court in Pretoria, South Africa.Prosecutors and lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have one last chance to convince a South African judge when they present closing arguments this week in the murder trial of the once-celebrated athlete who fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a toilet cubicle door in his home. On Thursday Aug. 7, 2014 and Friday, both sides will summarize their versions of the shooting to Thokozile Masipa, the red-robed judge who will determine the fate of the double-amputee Olympic runner. bedroom. (AP Photo/Ihsaan Haffejee, Pool, File) (The Associated Press)

Oscar Pistorius' older brother Carl remains in an intensive care unit in a South African hospital and is on a ventilator after a serious car crash last week.

The Pistorius family said in a statement Wednesday that Carl Pistorius was still in ICU at the hospital in the South African capital Pretoria "due to the serious nature of the injuries sustained in the accident." The family said he was "showing signs of improvement." They didn't give details of his injuries.

Carl reportedly sustained multiple fractures in a head-on collision on a highway in northern South Africa on Friday.

Oscar Pistorius is due to return to a Pretoria courthouse on Thursday for the start of final arguments in his murder trial for shooting to death his girlfriend last year.