16 January 2014
Two paramedics were last night held
at gunpoint in NY4 Gugulethu.
It is believed that the two ER24
paramedics were dispatched to the area for a medical emergency when while they were
attending to a patient at the back of the ambulance a man with a gun approached
Last year two paramedics were
assaulted in Eerste River.
ER24 Spokesperson Werner Vermaak
said a man slammed his gun on the side of the window and demanded that they
open the vehicle or he will shoot them.
They opened the ambulance and demanded cash and cellphones. He later fled with cellphones as well as two
radio’s from ER24 which was later blocked.
Vermaak said he tried to rip the
serene unit and failed to do so and fled on foot. None of the paramedics were injured and the
matter has been reported to the police for investigation.
Meanwhile a woman in her thirties
died this is after she was knocked over by a light motor vehicle on the N19 in
ER24 Spokesperson Luyanda Majija
said the woman was trying to cross the highway on a blind pass when she was
Majija said upon examination
paramedics discovered that the woman sustained multiple severe injuries; they
declared her dead on the scene.
“Pedestrian are urged to make good
use of the bridges erected along the highways” Majija added.
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