Cyclist critically injured, car in flames after collision

2015-10-18 20:00
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Cape Town - A cyclist is in a critical condition after he was hit by a car on the R501, 7km outside Potchefstroom, on Sunday afternoon, ER24 confirmed.

Spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived at the scene and found the cyclist lying on the side of the road.

"The light motor vehicle had come to a stop 30 metres away and was well alight. Fire services began to extinguish the blaze while paramedics assessed the cyclist," he said.

"The cyclist was found with severe injuries to his head and was in a critical condition. Paramedics treated the patient and provided him with advanced life support interventions."

Once treated, the man was taken to Potchefstroom Hospital for urgent treatment.

No occupants in the car were injured in the collision, Meiring added.

Authorities were on scene for further investigations.

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