05 July 2014
were called to an accident scene this morning at the Hamilton and Pretorius street intersection in Acardia, Tshwane, whereby a man in his 50s died and
leaving four people injured.
Spokesperson Russel Meiring said ER24 paramedics arrived on scene to find the
light motor vehicle crushed against a street pole, the truck lay on its side
some distance away.
“The driver of
the light motor vehicle had sustained fatal injuries after he was ejected from
the vehicle. Jaws-of-life equipment had
to be used to free two other occupants from the light motor vehicle, both
paramedics performed advanced life support on the two patients before they were
transported to Steve Biko Hospital for urgent treatment.” Meiring added.
He also said all
three occupants of the truck sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
The patients were treated for their injuries and thereafter transported to a
nearby hospital for further observation.
The cause of the
incident is not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further
Labels: One died and four injured people in Arcadia collision