Man thrown from train in Pretoria
Pretoria - A man was seriously injured when he was thrown from a train near Rosslyn, in Pretoria North on Friday, paramedics said.
According to the injured man he was thrown off when it was discovered he did not have a ticket, Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks said.
He had a possible spinal injury and a large cut to his head. He was stabilised at the scene and taken to Ga-Rankua state hospital.
In a separate accident also on Friday, a 17-year-old boy was seriously injured when he fell from a train in Vereeniging, ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said.
"It is believed that the teenager was between coaches when the train went around a bend and [he] somehow lost his balance and fell over."
Paramedics found the boy had a possible head injury, a broken leg and injured both ankles. He was taken to Mediclinic Vereeniging in a serious but stable condition.