11 Jhb accidents due to rain

2010-12-12 08:29

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Johannesburg - Paramedics said they had attended to 11 accidents since the start of the heavy rains in Johannesburg on Saturday.

A 28-year-old man allegedly crashed his car into a stream off Cumberland Avenue in Bryanston, ER24 said.

"Paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after 21:00 where they found the vehicle in the stream between trees, spokesperson Werner Vermaak said.

"The man was sitting soaked next to his vehicle."

A man, who found the 28-year-old, told paramedics that he was walking past when he noticed flashing lights between the trees.

He quickly rushed over and saw the man soaked and shivering.

He the ran to the nearby petrol station where he found a security guard who called emergency services, Vermaak said.

Paramedics treated the 28-year-old for multiple injuries and slight hypothermia.

It was not clear what led to the accident and the man could not explain to paramedics how long he had been sitting next to his car before someone noticed him, Vermaak said.

Paramedics had urged the people to drive safely on the roads, especially during extreme weather conditions.

- SAPA

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