Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Two killed, others injured in a collision

Rentse Khiba
14 October 2015

Two men died and several others were injured when the driver lost control of the vehicle they were travelling in on Main Reef Road, between springs and Benoni.

ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing explained that the occupants of the vehicle were ejected when the bakkie rolled.

ER24 paramedics along with other services arrived on the scene and found the patients spread across the field.

Upon assessment, paramedics found that one man, believed to be in his 20’s, had sustained multiple severe injuries.

Sadly despite all efforts by paramedics, the man succumbed to his injuries.

Eight other patients sustained minor to moderate injuries.They were treated and transported to hospital for further medical care.

Meanwhile, a man sustained severe injuries while working with a compressing machine at a company in Springbok Road, in Meyerton in the early hours of this morning.

Bodasing said, the man’s feet became trapped under the machine when he slipped.

His colleagues removed him from under the machine.

When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they found the man seated next to the machine.

He was assessed and found to have sustained critical injuries. He had sustained multiple severe injuries to his feet. He was treated and transported to hospital for further medical care

The exact cause of the accident is unknown, Bodasing concluded.

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