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Pietermaritzburg head-on leaves one dead two seriously injured

September 4, 2015
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A head-on collision along Edendale Road in Pietermaritzburg has left one dead and two others seriously injured.  Exact detail to the cause of the accident is still speculative and will remain a subject for police investigation and comment.

Netcare 911 paramedics and two other services arrived at the scene and found the roadway littered with accident debris and the twisted frames of the vehicles. After medics  treated the seriously injured at the scene they transported them to a local hospital for the care that they required.

Durban N2 rollover crash leaves one man dead

August 30, 2015
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One man tragically died after a roll-over accident along the N2 south  near the Cement Factory  this morning at around 03h00. A report from the scene indicates that the vehicle was traveling on the North bound lane when he overturned, the wreckage of his vehicle coming to rest on the South bound lane.

Netcare 911 advanced life support paramedic and his crew arrived at the scene and found the man to have sustained life threatening injuries. After they placed him on a ventilator, they immobilised him on a trauma board before transporting him to  a nearby hospital for the care that he required. Tragically the man passed away soon after arriving at the hospital.

Suspect trafficking illegal cigarettes arrested after police chase

August 28, 2015

11953059_1178072942219646_943694023200590366_nA 30-year-old man was arrested in Mohwadi after he was found in possession of illegal cigarettes to the value of R650 000-00.

The suspect was arrested on Thursday after he attempted to flee from traffic officers who were busy with routine operations on the road. A chase ensued and police assistance were called in. The suspect later abandoned his vehicle next to the road and attempted to flee but he was soon traced and arrested by members of the SAPS.

He is due to appear in the Polokwane Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Two injured in collision on the corners of Louis Botha and Oaklands in Orchards

August 27, 2015

M01 and I01 responded to an MVA on the corners of Louis Botha and Oaklands in Orchards.

On arrival paramedics found that two people had sustained minor to moderate injuries.

The patients were treated on scene before being transported by I01 to a nearby facility for further care.


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Joubert Park pedestrian crash leaves teenager critical

August 24, 2015

10 Pedestrian Safety TipsA teenager is in a critical condition following a pedestrian accident on Nugget Street near Hancock Street in Joubert Park, Johannesburg.

Netcare 911 paramedics and other services arrived at the scene and found a sixteen-year-old boy lying on the ground after he was knocked over by a vehicle.

Upon assessment of the teenager, paramedics found that he had sustained critical injuries during the accident.

The boy was treated at the scene and rushed to hospital for the urgent medical care and treatment that he required, under the care of an advanced life support paramedic.

Exact detail surrounding the cause of the pedestrian accident and preceding events will remain the subject of a police investigation.

The occupant of the vehicle was not injured during the accident.

Pretoria Delmas Road pedestrian crash leaves man critically injured

August 23, 2015
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A man is in a critical condition after  he was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Delmas and Devillabois  Roads  in Erasmuskloof, Pretoria this afternoon. Reports from the scene indicate that the man crossed the intersection and landed in front of a vehicle  that was traveling through the intersection.

Netcare 911 paramedics raced out to the scene  and found the man lying in the intersection with life threatening injuries. After medics stabilised the man at the scene, they transported him to a local hospital for the specialised care that he required.

Pretoria CBD hit and run collision leaves man critically injured

August 22, 2015
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A man  is in a critical condition after a vehicle hit him along Pretorius Street in Pretoria this morning at around 02h20. Exact detail is still speculative however, reports from the scene indicate that it was a hit and run accident.

Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene and found the man to have sustained extensive injuries consistent with a high impact collision. Paramedics worked fervently to stabilise the man and after placing him on a ventilator, and skilfully immobilising him on a trauma board, they transported the patient to a specialised facility for further medical care.


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