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KZN Edendale head-on collision leaves two injured

November 23, 2014

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Two people were seriously injured after a truck and a car collided head-on along Caluza Road in Edendale this afternoon. Exact detail to the cause of the accident and preceding events will remain a subject for police investigation and comment.

Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene and found that two people from the light motor vehicle had sustained serious injuries while the occupants from the truck escaped un-injured. After medics treated the injured on scene they transported them to a local hospital for the care that they required.

Port Shepstone stabbing leaves man seriously injured

November 18, 2014

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A man was seriously injured after he sustained a stab wound while on the R102 in Port Shepstone this afternoon. Exact detail to the cause of the stabbing and preceding events will remain a subject for police investigation.

Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene and found the man at the side of the roadway in a serious condition. After medics stabilised him at the scene they transported the patient to a local hospital for the care that he required.

Four suspects arrested for possession of dagga in Kraaifontein

November 10, 2014

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Three woman ages 28, 32, 37 and a 40 year old man were arrested this morning (Monday 2014-11-10) at about 06:00 at Ngculu Street in Wallacede, Kraaifontein for possession of Dagga. This follows a tip off by the members of the community that there was a car loading something suspicious.

Police responded and they found a White Totoya Corrolla a few streets away from the scene loaded with bags of dagga. Two suspects were arrested, and upon investigation two more suspects were arrested and more bags of dagga were also seized at a house in the same street. The estimated street value of the dagga is R 60 000.

A case of possession of dagga has been opened and the suspects are due to appear before the Blue Downs Magistrate court soon.

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Head-on collision on Hugo road in Gauteng leaves one dead and another critical

November 5, 2014

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One man tragically died and another was critically injured after a head-on collision long Hugo Road Gauteng this morning at around 11h00. Exact detail to the accident and preceding events will remain a subject for police comment.

Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene and found one man still trapped in the twisted frame of his vehicle, tragically he had died before our arrival. The other driver sustained critical injuries and after medics stabilised him at the scene they transported him to a local hospital for the care that he required.

Rear-end collision on Higginson Highway leaves two injured

November 4, 2014

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Two people were seriously injured in a rear end accident along the Higginson highway near the arena park off ramp. Exact detail to the cause of the accident and preceding events will remain a subject for police investigation.

Netcare 911 paramedics and their rescue unit arrived at the scene and found that a bakkie and car had been involved in the accident. The two patients were deftly immobilised on trauma boards before paramedics transported them to local hospitals for the care that they required.

Two women critical after they were crushed by taxi against a wall

November 3, 2014

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Two woman aged 19 and 20 are in a critical condition this afternoon after they were hit by a taxi and pinned against a wall at the Ontdekkers and Ruhama intersection in Florida Park, Johannesburg West.

When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene, they found a mangled taxi stationed against a wall on the side of the road.

On assessment, paramedics discovered that one woman lay next to the taxi while another was pinned between the vehicle and the wall. Both patients were found to be in a critical condition.

Fire services had to use the jaws-of-life equipment to free the patient from between the vehicle and the wall.

Once freed, paramedics discovered that the patient had sustained an amputation to her left leg near the knee.

Both patients required advanced life support to stabilise their vital signs.

One of the patients was flown by the AER24 helicopter to a nearby hospital while the other patient was transported by ambulance to Helen Joseph Hospital for urgent Medical treatment.

The cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigations.

Fortunate escape from injury for vehicle occupants in Bloemfontein vehicle roll-over

November 1, 2014

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The occupants of this vehicle were lucky to escape without injury after it overturned in McGregor Street, Bloemfontein late yesterday evening.

Stanley Schimper
Trauma Response Africa

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