Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Man thrown out of moving train, seriously injured

Mbasa Gqokoma
28 June 2016

A 40-year-old man was left seriously injured this afternoon after he was apparently thrown from a moving train near the Brackenfell Train Station in Brackenfell in the Western Cape.

Paramedic’s spokesperson Russel Meiring says the exact details surrounding this incident are subject to the investigations of local authorities.

Meiring says “ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene after the patient’s friend had apparently witnessed the incident and called ER24.”

He says “Local authorities stopped all the traffic on the rails and allowed paramedic’s access to the patient, found lying next to the tracks.”

On assessment, it was discovered that the man had sustained serious injuries to both his legs and well as one of his arms, leaving him in a serious condition, Meiring adds

Paramedics immediately began their treatment and initiated advanced life support interventions to stabilise the patient.

Once treated, the patient was transported to Mediclinic Cape Gate for urgent treatment, he concluded. 

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