ER24 reported that a man was left critically injured yesterday morning 30 December after a light motor vehicle rear-ended a stationary bakkie on the N1 Highway near the Samrand off-ramp in Midrand.
ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found both the wrecked vehicles on the side of the road. The body of a man was found lying a short distance away from the bakkie. Advanced life support paramedics assessed the man and found that he had sustained numerous injuries to his head, chest, pelvis and was in a critical condition.
ER24 paramedics immediately began to treat the man as well as providing him with several advanced life support interventions.
Once treated, the man was loaded into an awaiting medical helicopter to be transported to Johannesburg General Hospital for urgent treatment. As paramedics were loading the patient into the helicopter, the patients vital signs rapidly diminished. CPR was immediately initiated in order to stabilise the patients vital signs. Once stable, the patient was airlifted to hospital for urgent treatment.
It is believed that the light motor vehicle had collided with the stationary bakkie. The driver of the bakkie had been walking around his vehicle when the collision occurred. The man was then apparently pulled beneath the light motor vehicle . The driver of the light motor vehicle fortunately did not sustain any injuries. Local authorities were on scene for further investigations. (Russel Meiring – ER24 Spokesperson.)