Man thrown from train in Pretoria

2012-04-14 16:00
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.

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