Four flung off back of bakkie

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS -

FOUR peo­ple were in­jured, one crit­i­cally, when they fell off the back of a mov­ing bakkie at the in­ter­sec­tion of the R50 and R25, about 30km out­side Del­mas in Mpumalanga, on Satur­day night, paramedics said. ER24 paramedics, along with other ser­vices, ar­rived on the scene to find the four ly­ing on the side of the road. The bakkie had come to a halt on the opposite side of the road, ER24 spokesper­son Rus­sel Meir­ing said. “Paramedics found that one of them, a 16-year-old boy, had sus­tained nu­mer­ous in­juries and was in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion. The other three pa­tients sus­tained mod­er­ate in­juries.” The pa­tients were treated and the crit­i­cally in­jured boy was pro­vided with ad­vanced life sup­port in­ter­ven­tions, be­fore they were all trans­ported to OR Tambo Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal. The driver swerved to avoid an­other ve­hi­cle when he lost con­trol, throw­ing the pa­tients off the back, Meir­ing said.

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