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Biker injured in crash along Marine Drive in Uvongo

November 30, 2015

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This afternoon Netcare 911 paramedics received a call for a motorcycle crash along Marine Drive in Uvongo. Reports indicate that the biker collided with a vehicle, exact detail to the cause however will remain a subject for police investigation.

Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene and found that the biker had sustained moderate injuries. After medics stabilised the man at the scene they transported him to a local hospital under the constant care of an advanced life support paramedic.

Bloemfontein rollover crash leaves one critically injured

November 29, 2015

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This afternoon at around 13h59 Netcare 911 paramedics responded to a roll over crash on the S1268 about 30 kilometres from Bloemfontein. Reports from the scene indicate that the vehicle was traveling along a gravel road when it overturned and rolled several times. Exact detail to the cause of the accident and preceding events is still speculative and will remain a subject for police investigation and comment.

Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene and found one person with critical injuries. They stabilised the critically wounded patient at the scene before transporting him to a nearby hospital for further medical intervention.

Nine injured in six vehicle pile up on the N2, close to Queen Nandi Drive

November 29, 2015

inperial road safety tipsAt least nine people were injured in a collision involving six vehicles on the N2, close to Queen Nandi Drive, KwaZulu-Natal, earlier today.

ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on scene and found the area in chaos.

Some of the vehicles were badly damaged.

Patients, among them two young children,  were assessed and it was found that they sustained minor to moderates injuries. 

The patients were treated and transported to local hospitals for further medical care.

The exact cause of the incident is unknown. Authorities were on scene.


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ER24 spokesperson

Two injured in vehicle rollover in Ferndale

November 28, 2015

This afternoon EMER-G-MED’s M03, RV6 and A01 responded to reports of a serious MVA on St James Road in Ferndale.

On arrival paramedics found that a car had lost control, and rolled into a tree and wall – causing massive damage.

The two occupants of the vehicle were found lying on the pavement and both had sustained serious injuries, with one of the patients requiring Advanced Life Support interventions.

The patients were treated and stabilised on scene before being transported to a nearby facility for further management.



Female pedestrian dies in hospital after North Coast Road smash

November 27, 2015
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A female believed to be in her early thirties has sadly lost her life following a pedestrian vehicle accident on North Coast Road, at the intersection of Victor Road this morning.

Crisis Medical paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after 06h30 to find the lady lying in the roadway, having sustained a traumatic brain injury and in a state of cardiac arrest.

Advanced life support intervention was quickly administered and after a lengthy effort of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a pulse was restored and the patient was rushed to a local hospital in a critical condition under advanced care.

Unfortunately the ladies injuries were to severe and shortly after hand over at hospital, she was declared deceased by the doctor on duty.

The driver and single occupant of the vehicle which struck her, did not sustain any serious injury and was attended to on scene.

Witnesses allege the pedestrian crossed the busy road way out of the designated pedestrian crossing areas and was unfortunately struck by the vehicle at high speed.

Our condolences go out to the ladies family and loved ones.

The local authorities were on scene and an investigation is underway.

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Toyota Gazoo Racing SA concludes Pre-Dakar Training

November 24, 2015


With the start of the 2016 Dakar Rally coming inexorably closer, Toyota Gazoo Racing SA wrapped up their pre-race testing last week. The purpose of the final test session was to sign off on a number of suspension setups and smaller details, and to lock down the configuration of the latest generation Toyota Hilux for the Dakar.

“Even so, we’ll keep working and refining things until the flag drops for the start of Stage One,” says Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Team Principal, Glyn Hall. “By their very nature, racing cars are never really finished, but our test session north of Upington was a great success, and accelerated our sign-off process for the race.”

Both Giniel de Villiers and Leeroy Poulter clocked up hundreds of additional test kilometers during the session, while De Villiers’ German navigator, Dirk von Zitzewitz, also gained valuable knowledge of the latest race car to emerge from Toyota Motorsport’s workshop at Hallspeed.

“The new Hilux is better than its predecessor in every way,” said De Villiers at the end of the test session. “The team has made incredible progress with the car, and I’m feeling very confident at the moment.”

Not only did the race vehicles perform as expected, but they also showed their toughness by completing lap after lap of the challenging test route in temperatures that soared to 45 degrees under the Kalahari sun. The route comprised fast, flat sections; rocky jumps; and soft, sandy dunes – the perfect combination to accurately emulate the conditions found on the Dakar Rally.

De Villiers and Von Zitzewitz will again partner Poulter and Rob Howie for the 2016 Dakar Rally. However, this year also sees the addition of Saudi racing sensation, Yazeed al Rajhi to the team. He has German navigator, Timo Gottschalk, in the car beside him, and the pair completed a short test session of their own in South Africa earlier in November.

“We are excited to see what Yazeed and Timo will do on the race, and our confidence has been bolstered both by the positive feedback from them, as well as our own test session last week,” concluded Hall.

The team will now prepare the race vehicles, spare parts and tons of equipment for shipping to South America. This mammoth task will be concluded by December 8th, 2015, after which the entire team will enjoy a well-deserved break before departing for the Dakar on December 27th.

Once in South America, the race vehicles will be reassembled, support trucks will be packed and prepared, and the crews will conduct one final test session before relocating to the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires for the start of the 2016 Dakar Rally.

A total of 42 different Toyota vehicles will be competing in the car category of the 2016 Dakar Rally. While most of them are Toyota Hilux race vehicles, developed and manufactured by Toyota Motorsport South Africa, only the three vehicles entered by Toyota Gazoo Racing SA are part of the official factory entry.

Team Overdrive Racing, an independent operator from Belgium, has a strong driver line-up, and will enter five Toyota Hilux vehicles, one of which is supported by Toyota France.

The event starts on January 2nd, 2016, and concludes in the Argentine city of Rosario on January 16th. In between lie 13 stages, run in Argentina and Bolivia, with a rest day on January 10th in the Argentine city of Salta.

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Margate pedestrian crash leaves man seriously injured

November 23, 2015
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This evening paramedics responded to a pedestrian crash in Nelson Mandela Drive in Margate . Exact detail to the cause of the accident is still speculative and will remain a subject for police investigation.

Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene and found a man in his late thirties on the roadway with serious injuries. Medics stabilised the patient at the scene before transporting him to a hospital in Port Shepstone for the care that he required.



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