ER24 paramedic dies after storm accident
EMERGENCY services provider ER24 is mourning the loss of paramedic Vicky Govender, who was stationed at the company’s Highway base.
Govender, who had been with the company for 15 years, died in hospital this morning.
ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said Govender and his partner, Tracy Bederson, were involved in an accident after being dispatched to assist with resources during Tuesday’s storm.
“Unfortunately, due to the storm and flooding on the N2, their vehicle aquaplaned and overturned several times before it came to rest on its side.
“The incident occurred on the N2 south-bound carriageway, near the Shell Petro Port,” Vermaak said, adding that Govender’s death was a devastating blow to the company.
“We deal with life and death on a daily basis, but when it hits close to home, our ER24 family comes together and support wherever we can. It is a sad day for our colleagues and company. We wish Vicky’s family and friends all the best during this difficult time.
“We also wish Tracy a speedy recovery and will support her and her colleagues during this difficult time,” he said.
Bederson, a paramedic with ER24 also for the past 15 years, remains in hospital. She underwent several surgeries to repair fractures to her arm.
Vicky Govender, a paramedic from ER24, died in hospital this morning. He was injured in a crash on Tuesday while responding to an accident. His partner remains in hospital.