Cows still a big danger on roads

2014-11-07 00:00

PARAMEDICS had a rough night on Wednesday when they attended at multiple incidents across the province.

The first of them occurred at around midnight, on the N11 between Ladysmith and Newcastle, where two men were lucky to escape with minor injuries when their car hit a cow.

Despite major damage to the car, the two only sustained minor injuries and were transported to a hospital in Newcastle.

EMS spokesperson Robert McKenzie, said paramedics attend to several incidents a week where a vehicle crashed into livestock or wild animals, like buck.

“Motorists need to be extremely cautious of animals that may cross the road, especially at night,” he said.

In another incident, which occurred earlier yesterday morning on the N2 near Izingolweni, there was a collision between a car and truck.

Three patients were injured in the collision and paramedics transported these patients to Murchison Hospital.

On the R618 in the Umkhanyakude health district, two cars collided, which resulted in two people sustaining serious injuries.

The police are investigating these incidents. — WR.

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