A 19-year-old man was seriously injured when he was allegedly thrown from a moving train near the Duncanville Station in Vereeniging in Gauteng on Friday night, paramedics said.
ER24 personnel were called to the scene later in the evening, finding the man lying on the embankment near the tracks, ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said on Saturday.
“Paramedics assessed the man and found that he had sustained a serious injury to his leg, leaving him in a serious condition. The man was treated for his injuries and provided with pain-relief medication before he was transported to Sebokeng Provincial Hospital for further care.”
The details surrounding the incident were not yet known, but local authorities were on the scene to investigate, Meiring said.
In another horror accident, four people were killed and five others were injured, one critically, when a car and an SUV collided head-on on Deerpark Road in Tzaneen in Limpopo on Saturday morning, paramedics said.
ER24 personnel arrived on the scene at 7am to find several other services already in attendance, ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said.
A car was found on the side of the road while an SUV was found in the middle of the road.
Upon closer inspection, medics found four people trapped inside the car.”Unfortunately, all four patients had already succumbed to their multiple, fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead.”
Five other people from the SUV were attended to. Assessments showed that one had sustained critical injuries while four others had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
The patients were treated for their injuries and the critically injured person was provided with advanced life support interventions before they were all transported to nearby hospitals for further care.
Local authorities had to use the jaws-of-life equipment to free the deceased from the car. The details surrounding the accident were not yet known, but local authorities were on the scene to investigate, Meiring said.