Driver of bakkie that overturned rescued in daring bid

2014-09-09 00:00

PARAMEDICS worked in dangerous conditions to treat a critically injured man after his bakkie overturned on the R612 Umbumbulu Road near the Eston turn-off yesterday.

According to Robert McKenzie of the KZN EMS, the vehicle left the road, overturned and hit an electricity pole in a sugar cane field. The fire department had to use the Jaws of Life to remove the man.

“The paramedics had to work under low-hanging live electricity cables which were just inches above their heads,” said McKenzie.

Netcare911 paramedics stabilised the man before he was airlifted to a hospital in Pietermaritzburg. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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