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Man critical after crashing into cow

2011-12-31 22:03

Johannesburg - A man was critically injured after he hit a cow outside Potchestroom on the R53 in the North West, paramedics said on Saturday.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said emergency personnel were transporting a pregnant woman to hospital when they came across the cow and shattered glass in the road around 21:00 on Friday.

After a brief search, the man was found a short distance away, trapped in his car which was lodged between blue gum trees in the veld.

The front of the car and its roof had been ripped open.

Banks said military personnel arrived with the jaws of life and other emergency rescue equipment to extricate the man, in his 30s from the car.

The man is apparently a correctional service employee.

Once freed, he was taken to Medi-Clinic Potchestroom to receive treatment for critical head injuries, multiple broken bones and chest injuries.

The cow was killed by the full impact of the car.

Comments
  • Squeegee - 2011-12-31 22:19

    The owner should be held responsible.

  • Phil - 2011-12-31 23:37

    The SPCA will lay charges against the driver for reckless driving.

  • John - 2012-01-01 05:13

    In Kwa-Zulu-natal on the north coast roads going to the likes of Richardsbay its a daily occurrence on the motorways, its an accident waiting to happen.

  • Ian - 2012-01-01 05:41

    hope the spca nail the bastard, stupid dronkgat

      Monti - 2012-01-01 07:02

      Ian have you got a spare Bra on you. Your silly comments give me a tit of a headache. And the same goes for you Phil-lus.

      May - 2012-01-01 07:03

      Ian you idiot!!

      Garth - 2012-01-01 07:38

      simIan - I see that some space-cadet gave your idiotic comment a `thumb up'. And paedoPhil's inanity received 6 `thumb up's. Some folks should have been in bed earlier and some should have woken up later.

      spookhuis - 2012-01-01 13:50

      @ Ian, just a quick thought, who is responsible for the fences along the road.......Sanral perhaps?

  • Silvana - 2012-01-01 15:24

    The owner of the cow or his employee should be linched. There used to be strict laws about farm fences. Oh but I forgot, we don't have laws anymore. Oops, my bad.

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