Accident injures two in Lakeside

2017-05-23 14:45
A  train crashed into a car at Uxbridge Road in Lakeside earlier today.

A train crashed into a car at Uxbridge Road in Lakeside earlier today. (Supplied)

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Two people were injured this afternoon (Tuesday 23 May) when a train crashed into their car at Uxbridge Road in Lakeside.

Paramedics and firefighters arrived on the scene and found the car lying on the tracks next to the train. Paramedics discovered a man and woman lying trapped inside car, says ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring.

“Both patients were found to be in a serious condition,” he says.

Specialized equipment had to be used to free both patients from the vehicle, he adds.

“Once freed, paramedics treated both patients and provided them with advanced life support interventions.”

The patients were transported to Victoria Hospital for further treatment.

No-one on the train sustained any injuries.

The cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations, Meiring says.


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