Saturday, December 27, 2014

Mother killed,daughter critical in Dullstroom

Oscar Thomas
27 December 2014

A woman in her 80s was killed and her daughter in her 60s critically injured this afternoon after their lost control and drove up an embankment on the R540 10 kilometres outside of Dullstroom in Mpumalanga.

ER24 paramedics, along with fire services, arrived on scene and found the wrecked motor vehicle on the side of the road. Paramedics noticed that the vehicle had sustained a considerable amount of damage.

ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring said on assessment, paramedics discovered that both woman were trapped inside the vehicle and were in a critical condition.

Meiring said Paramedics and fire services carefully removed the two patients from the vehicle before treatment could be administered.

Meiring said Paramedics assessed the patients and found that the mother had weak vital signs as well as multiple fractures and injuries.

Meiring said during treatment, her vital signs deteriorated and CPR was initiated.

Meiring said unfortunately, after 25 minutes of CPR, she succumbed to her injuries.

Meiring said the daughter was assessed and found to have sustained serious leg and chest injuries.

Meiring said she was treated and transported to Mediclinic Nelspruit for further treatment.

“The cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigations Meiring added.

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