Slangspruit: Three sustain serious injuries after vehicle overturns

2011-06-28 00:00

THREE people sustained serious injuries when a vehicle they were travelling in overturned in Pietermaritzburg yesterday.

The accident happened when the driver failed to negotiate a bend on the Skhumbuzo Ngwenya (Slangspruit) road.

ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said the vehicle went up an embankment, hit a telephone pole and overturned.

“When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene they found the two passengers outside of the wreck some distance away from the vehicle. The driver was still entrapped in the vehicle. He had sustained a significant facial injury as well as a suspected back and neck injury,” said Visser.

Visser added that the driver was freed from the vehicle by firefighters using hydraulic rescue equipment.

He said the driver and one passenger were then transported to a nearby medical facility.

The other passenger was treated and transported by another ambulance service.

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