Incidents September 12, 2020
[ELDORADO PARK] – Vehicle overturns leaving 28 injured.
Twenty-eight people were left injured this afternoon, six of them critically, when the light delivery vehicle they were travelling in overturned on the Golden Highway in Eldorado Park.
ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, arrived on the scene at noon to find the vehicle on its side in the right lane. Numerous people were seen around the vehicle.
It is understood a number of patients had been on the back of the vehicle when the vehicle overturned.
Medics assessed the patients and found 6 to be in a critical condition while 22 others had sustained moderate to minor injuries.
Medics treated the patients and provided the critically injured with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, one critically injured patient was airlifted by a private medical helicopter to a nearby hospital while the remaining patients were transported by ambulance.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.