Johannesburg: Oscar Pistorius' older brother Carl has made a "miraculous recovery" after being involved in a serious road crash earlier this month, a family spokeswoman said yesterday.

Oscar Pistorius with his brother Carl (right). Pic/AFP
Oscar Pistorius with his brother Carl (right). Pic/AFP 

The 29-year-old's car collided head-on with a vehicle that swerved from the opposite side of the expressway around 120 kilometres (75 miles) northwest of Pretoria on August 1.

"Carl suffered poly-trauma injuries during the accident. These included lacerations to his heart and liver and he also went into respiratory failure," Anneliese Burgess said.

He will likely remain in hospital for a few more weeks, but is said to be recovering. "He has made a miraculous recovery after specialist care intervention and was discharged from ICU late last week," said Burgess.

"Carl is overwhelmed with gratitude for the support he has received from family, friends and the public."