Hit-and-run leaves man critical, Shongweni

2016-07-12 06:05

A MAN believed to be in his thirties, was critically injured after an apparent hit-and-run on the Shongweni main road in Shongweni last week.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found the man lying in a sugar cane field a short distance away from the road.

On assessment, paramedics found that the man had sustained numerous injuries to his head, arms and to his legs. The man was also found to be suffering from severe hypothermia.

Paramedics began their treatment, providing the patient with advanced life support while gradually warming him.

Once treated, the patient was transported to Albert Lithuli Hospital.

It is believed that the man had been lying in the bushes for some time, before he was discovered by members of the public.

The vehicle that apparently collided with the pedestrian was not found on the scene.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.
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