Incidents May 22, 2021
[PINETOWN] – Car crashes down an embankment leaving driver seriously injured.
A man in his 40s was left seriously injured this morning when his bakkie crashed down an embankment off the M7 in Pinetown, KwaZulu Natal.
At 07h20, ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene to find the bakkie amongst some trees at the bottom of an embankment. The driver was found lying trapped inside the car.
It is understood that the driver lost control of his vehicle, causing it to roll down the embankment. A pedestrian was able to jump out of the way of the rolling vehicle.
Rescue Services had to use specialised equipment to free the man. Once released, the man was assessed and found to be in a serious condition.
Medics treated the man and provided him with pain-relief medication before he was transported to RK Khans Hospital for urgent care.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.