Incidents August 14, 2021
[BARBERTON] – Man killed in bakkie rollover.
This morning, a 33-year-old man was killed in a bakkie rollover on the R38 outside of Barberton, Nelspruit.
ER24 paramedics and Rescue Services arrived to find the wrecked bakkie lying on its side near an embankment. A boy, believed to be 17 years old, was seen walking with minor injuries around while a 33-year-old man was lying trapped in the vehicle in a critical condition.
Rescue Services had to use specialised equipment to free the man from the bakkie, an operation lasting two hours.
Once released, medics treated the man and provided him with advanced life support interventions. After treatment, the man was transported to Mediclinic Nelspruit for further care.
Unfortunately, the man succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
The boy was transported to a nearby hospital privately.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.