Freak accident: Pedestrian loses both arms

2012-03-07 00:00

A DURBAN man has lost both his arms after a horror accident in Durban’s CBD yesterday afternoon when he was dragged by a bus.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said the pedestrian — who is in his 40s — was crossing the road at the intersection of Smith Street and Williams Street at 1.30 pm yesterday when the bus came around the corner and hit him.

“When paramedics arrived on scene the man had already lost his arm. His other arm was amputated in hospital. It is believed that he was dragged under the bus for five metres,” said Banks.

He could not name the hospital he was taken to, but said that the man was in a critical condition.

Lieutenant-Colonel Vincent Mdunge said police are investigating the incident. — WR.

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