Man trapped in wreckage on N2

2011-02-16 00:00

A MAN is in a critical condition at St Augustine’s Hospital after he crashed his bakkie while travelling towards Amanzimtoti on the N2 near the old airport yesterday.

Netcare 911’s Chris Botha said the man’s vehicle slammed into the Isipingo fly-over and then a concrete median barrier before the “crumpled” bakkie came to rest in the highway’s fast lane of traffic.

Paramedics found the man in a critical condition, with broken limbs trapped in the twisted metal.

A helicopter and trauma team was sent to the scene to assist in stabilising the patient.

The man was carefully extricated from the vehicle and was immediately airlifted to the hospital.

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