'Heroic' husband pulls wife from burning car

2016-10-29 18:48
Netcare 911

Netcare 911

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban – A husband and wife were seriously burnt after their vehicle burst into flames on the N4, before the Donkerhoek Toll Plaza east of Pretoria, paramedic services said on Saturday.

According to Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha, reports from the scene indicated that the man was taking his wife to hospital while "she was having fits".

Botha said that as the couple were travelling on the N4 the vehicle burst into flames, the man managed to jump out of the vehicle but his wife was trapped in the inferno.

"Paramedics arrived at the scene and found that the man had managed to get his wife out of the car. She had sustained 90% burns and he was in a serious condition due to burns that he sustained after his heroic attempt to save his wife."

Botha said advanced life support paramedics worked "fervently at the scene to stabilise" the patients before they transported them to a specialised facility

Read more on:    durban  |  accidents

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.


Perfect dog-walking 1: Why dogs pull on the lead

Some dogs go mad the minute they see the leash, drag their owner out the door and once outside start spinning, leaping about and pulling their humans off their feet.



SA stats: The role of pets in families
The top 6 poisonous foods for your pet
Does your dog have separation anxiety?
Fascinating facts about dogs
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.