Pietermaritzburg Edendale Road accident leaves man critically injured

A forty – four –year-old man is in a critical condition after he hit a cow then veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a bus, along Edendale Road near the George Town Road intersection at around 18h00.

Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene and found the man trapped in the twisted remains of his vehicle with life threatening injuries. While firemen used the Jaws of Life working for more than an hour to extricate the patient, medics clambered into the wreckage to stabilise the man.

After he was extricated and skilfully immobilised on a trauma board , they transported him to a local hospital under the constant care of an advanced life support paramedic.

Chris Botha