Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Phoenix R102 accident leaves one dead - two injured

Oscar Thomas
30 December 2014

A man in his thirties tragically died while two others escaped with minor injuries after an eight ton truck overturned along the R102 between the Ottawa and Verulam traffic lights this morning just after 04h00.

Reports from the scene indicates that the truck was traveling towards Verulam when the vehicles veered across the roadway went through the barriers and overturned, its crumpled remains coming to rest on its side.

Netcare 911 Spokesperson Chris Botha said advanced life support paramedics and the ambulance crew arrived at the scene and found that a man had been ejected from the vehicle and was trapped under the wreckage with life threatening injuries, the two other passengers from the truck was found at the side of the roadway with minor injuries.

“Paramedics and the fire department worked fervently to extricate and stabilise the injured man from beneath the vehicle, tragically though he died on scene due to the extensive injuries that he sustained, the other patients were transported to a nearby hospital for the care that they required Botha added.



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