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2013-09-02 15:22
Cape Town - The widow of an Australian celebrity killed in a motor vehicle collision on the Sun City Pilansberg Road in 2009, is set to receive a substantial sum of damages from the Road Accident Fund (RAF).

The deceased Robert Dickson was a famous Australian BFL/AFL football star, a film director and the winner of the reality show Australian Survivor prior to his passing in the motor vehicle collision.

Dickson's five-year-old son, Byron, was also killed in the accident.

The documentary-maker was holidaying in South Africa with his family. Dickson's wife Dusty and older son Gabriel, 8, were both treated in hospital after the crash.

"The Road Accident Fund has accepted liability to compensate the widow for 100% of her proven or agreed damages suffered as a result of the loss of support she has sustained due to the passing of her late husband in the collision," says Jean-Paul Rudd, senior associate from the Commercial and Property practice of law firm Adams & Adams who is representing the widow.

The amount of damages she suffered and is owed to her will be determined at the quantum hearing at a later stage.

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