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Eyewitness account of accident

05 January 2014, 15:11

Two eye witnesses reported seeing a vehicle just before 18h00 stop in Garstfontein Road in Pretoria where the road intersects with Nuwe Hoop Road, and then the vehicle started moving again slowly, careening across the road and into the electric fence of the Golf Gardens complex. 

Some residents of the complex who were aroused by the noise of the vehicle hitting the electric fence emerged from their units to find the vehicle still running but the driver drooling and semi-conscious, unable to switch off his vehicle.  Onlookers tried unsuccessfully to gain entry to the vehicle to help the driver. Emergency services were telephoned and Netcare 911 responded promptly.  Unfortunately, the driver lost consciousness completely and stopped breathing before the emergency services arrived.   

It appeared to the onlookers that the driver had suffered some sort of medical emergency resembling either a stroke or heart attack.  When Netcare 911 arrived they smashed a window, switched off the vehicle and removed the driver from the vehicle, and immediately started emergency medical procedures on him, performing CPR and administering intravenous medication but he appeared unresponsive.  Shortly afterwards Tswane Fire Services and Paramedics arrived to assist the Netcare 911 Paramedics. 

After approximately 40-45 minutes of emergency medical treatment by paramedics, a local doctor who lives in the area arrived on the scene in response to calls for help from local residents.  He assessed the driver and assisted the paramedics with further emergency medical treatment for approximately 10 minutes.  Unable to revive the driver, the doctor called time of death at approximately 18h55.  Police from the Garsfontein and Brooklyn Police Stations arrived 5 minutes later.

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