Mother’s day tragedy

2016-05-11 06:00
Photo: IpSS medical rescue Emergency services worked tirelessly to remove the trapped driver.

Photo: IpSS medical rescue Emergency services worked tirelessly to remove the trapped driver.

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A TAXI and light motor vehicle collided head on, in the vicinity of bridge 12 on the N2 on Sunday.

According to IPSS Medical Rescue’s Paul Herbst the driver of the taxi was severely entrapped in the wreckage and required advanced life support intervention before being removed.
“Rescuers worked systematically in adverse weather conditions to free the critically injured man. Once freed from the mangled wreck, the patients condition rapidly deteriorated and unfortunately he succumbed to his extensive injuries.”

The driver of the second vehicle was declared dead on scene, Herbst added.
“An additional four people sustained critical injuries with three others sustaining serious injuries. Patients were transported by IPSS Medical Rescue, EMRS and other services. Thank you Mandini fire and rescue as well as the RTI.”

Herbst said IPSS Medical Rescue responded to a total of 13 motor vehicle collisions during the course of the day. “Many people sustained varying injuries. We wish them all a speedy recovery.”

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