Bakkie carrying pupils collides with truck

2015-11-11 06:01
A serious accident took place on the P200 in Izotsha on Thursday. PHOTO: netcare 911

A serious accident took place on the P200 in Izotsha on Thursday. PHOTO: netcare 911

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A BAKKIE transporting pupils, collided­ with a heavy-duty goods truck on the P200 in Izotsha on Thursday afternoon.

Paramedics treated the children and the driver at the scene, but the driver later died.

The incident occurred at about 3pm and Netcare 911 paramedics and other services found the crumpled remains of the bakkie and accident debris obstructing the road.

“The driver of the bakkie was still trapped in the wreckage and sustained life-threatening injuries. Medics found that an eight-year-old-boy had sustained critical injuries while two others miraculously escaped with minor injuries,” said Netcare spokesperson, Chris Botha.

While firemen used the jaws of life to free the critically wounded man, medics clambered into the wreckage to stabilise him.

“Netcare 911 advanced life support paramedics and crew stabilised the critically wounded boy while another service treated the two children with minor injuries,” he added. - Supplied.

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