Two men injured when a runaway trailer knocks them down on Boshoff Street

2013-09-17 00:00

TWO men were injured when a runaway trailer jumped the kerb and knocked them down on Boshoff Street yesterday.

The trailer became detached from the vehicle towing it and veered off the road, knocking into the two men.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said one of the men suffered a critical head injury while the second man escaped with minor injuries to his legs.

Jackson said it appeared a woman driving a bakkie had just collected the trailer and was driving along Boshoff Street when the accident happened.

The trailer became detached from the bakkie, travelled across the road and ramped onto the pavement, where the men — both in their 40s — were standing.

Paramedics arrived on the scene soon after to treat them.

One was transported to Northdale hospital and the other to Edendale for further care. The incident is being investigated.

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