Driver goes off bridge

2011-06-23 00:00

A 38-YEAR-OLD man sustained head injuries when his vehicle plummeted from a bridge on the old Ashburton road yesterday.

The man was taken to Edendale Hospital after being rescued by ER24 paramedics and crew from Fire and Rescue Services.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said the man’s station wagon was found in a stream, down the embankment. He was travelling from Pietermaritzburg towards Ashburton.

“The man was found still sitting in the driver’s seat of the car ... The Fire and Rescue Services had to use specialised equipment to push the dashboard away from the man so that rescuers could get him out of the car,” said Jackson.

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