Sunday, September 06, 2015

One killed after car goes off bridge

Loyiso Langeni
06 September 2015

ER24 paramedics responded to an accident scene late last night after a vehicle went off the bridge leaving one person dead and another critically condition in Kariba Street in Vereeniging.

It is believed the driver of the vehicle lost control and plunged about 20 metres over the side of the road and into a ravine.

ER24 Spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said when ER24 paramedics and Fire and Rescue Services arrived on scene they found the front of the vehicle in the ravine.

“The driver believed to be 19 years old was trapped in the vehicle. Sadly there was nothing paramedics could do for him. While Fire and Rescue Services were busy extricating the man from the vehicle paramedics treated the passenger,” Bodasing added.

The passenger, believed to be 20 years old, was found to be in a critical condition. After stabilising the patient, paramedics transported him to Mediclinic Vereeniging for further medical care.

In another accident 10 people sustained minor to moderate injuries in a collision between a Fortuner and taxi on Beyers Naude Drive earlier this evening.

ER24 Spokesperson Chitra Bodasing when ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on scene they found one person entrapped in the taxi and other patients next to the taxi on the side of the road.

She also said Fire and Rescue Services used the Jaws of Life to extricate the patient from the taxi.

“All patients, including two from the Fortuner, were assessed and treated for their injuries. Patients were transported to local hospitals for further medical care,” Bodasing added.

Exact details to the cause of the accidents will remain the subject of a police investigation.

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