Man ‘dives’ in front of car

2010-06-21 08:25

A 23-year-old man is in a serious condition after he allegedly

dived in front of a vehicle travelling on the N17.

The driver of a Mercedes SLK was on his way back from Rustenburg

yesterday when he noticed a man standing by the side of the road, Netcare 911

spokesperson Chris Botha said.

“When he got closer, the man dived in front of his vehicle,” he


Botha said paramedics arrived on the scene to find the man lying in

the gutter with his head hanging in the road.

“Medics worked tirelessly to stabilise the injured man and after he

was placed on a manual ventilator and deftly immobilised on a spinal board, he

was transported to the Charlotte Maxeke hospital for specialised medical


The driver of the Mercedes was unhurt but traumatised by the

incident, Botha said.


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