[CARLETONVILLE] – Man knocked off bicycle, left critical.

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A man was left critically injured late last night in a collision on the R501 in Carletonville.

Paramedics from the ER24 Carletonville Branch arrived on the scene to find that a man had been knocked off his bicycle while crossing the road. The man was found lying on the side of the road next to his bicycle, that was smashed into pieces.

Paramedics assessed the man and found that he had sustained numerous injuries and was in a critical condition.

The man was immediately treated and advanced life support was initiated, in an effort to stabilize his vital signs.

Once treated, the man was airlifted by a private medical helicopter to Johannesburg General Hospital for urgent treatment.

The driver of the bakkie, that collided with the man, was assessed and found to have escaped injury.

Local authorities were on the scene to investigate the details surrounding this incident.

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