News24

Injured man hobbles to fuel station

2012-06-17 07:30

Bloemfontein - Four people were critically injured on Saturday when their car left the N8 in Eden Park, in Bloemfontein, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said information suggests that the driver may have fallen asleep behind the wheel of the car.

"The car pushed from the road and ploughed into a ditch at high speed," he said.

"The driver and two passengers were entrapped in the wreckage. All were in a critical condition. A fourth man, also critically wounded, had clambered from the wreckage and hobbled to a nearby garage."

Wicks said the people were treated at the scene before they were transported to a nearby hospital for further medical care.

Comments
  • tbnjoms - 2012-06-17 07:53

    This man is a HERO 4 hz lyf!

  • Hermann - 2012-06-17 08:25

    "A fourth man, also critically wounded,...." I never knew one gets wounded in a vehicle accident. So all these years speaking of "injured" I was wrong.

      mlucejko - 2012-06-17 10:45

      Well in truth, once you get on our roads it is 'like a war zone' so maybe 'wounded' is pretty accurate ??

  • Adrian - 2012-06-17 08:55

    Da englishes are delicious..

  • catgirl1971 - 2012-06-17 09:25

    Must be a slow Sunday for inane news reports. Yes, it's sad that these people are injured but really, there are probably hundreds of vehicle accidents daily in SA so why does this one make 'headlines'? And how does a car get pushed from the road @ high speed? As usual poor reporting from News24.

  • Abdul - 2012-06-17 09:31

    "fell asleep" ....Clear indication that we do not pay heed to the mnay warnings to drive carefully and take control of our actions> indeed falling asleep at the wheel is a FatalMove. Take a look at the new videos in "GOTCHA" and "GALLERY" on the website wwwfatalmovesdotcom

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-06-17 10:18

      dalk so biki "slaapmiddel" ook ter sprake?

  • millionwatts1 - 2012-06-17 10:16

    Wounded, injured same thing. Yaah South African English. hehehe!

      Hermann - 2012-06-17 11:35

      It is called affirmative English, but injured and wounded are two different things. The soldier on the battle field was not injured by flying bullets, he was wounded and the careless driver on the road causing the collision injured and killed people. When vehicles crash it is a collision and when a tree falls onto a moving car it is an accident. However, I do not think our modern journalist will ever get their language right. Shows how the quality of education has dropped.

      Denise - 2012-06-17 11:49

      Unless one considers our roads a war zone... Yup.

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