Durban man dragged by bus, loses arms

2012-03-06 14:39

Durban - A Durban man was knocked down by a bus on Tuesday and dragged underneath it, paramedics said.

The accident took place around 13:00.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said both the man's arms had to be amputated after he was dragged for five metres underneath the bus.

The man, in his 40s, was in a critical condition and taken to a nearby hospital, Banks said.

  • Youefoh - 2012-03-06 14:56


  • Sharon - 2012-03-06 14:58

    I feel so sorry for the guy! What a dreadful experience.

      Bardy - 2012-03-06 15:05

      Now why would you get a thumb down for your comment? Sick people in this world

      Sharon - 2012-03-06 15:09

      I know Bardy, maybe the thumb-downers should go catch a bus.....

      Cilla - 2012-03-06 17:37

      There are sick people in this world Sharon. We just have to tolerate them.

  • Thelma - 2012-03-06 14:58

    Oh no...

  • Rudie - 2012-03-06 14:59

    Jeepers Durban is not the place to be in right now .Get well soon man.

      Rudie - 2012-03-06 16:12

      You missed the point Albie.

  • Brigitte - 2012-03-06 15:56

    I am convinced that some people SERIOUSLY have no clue what the thumbs are for.....

  • Multi - 2012-03-06 16:03

    Man that's rough. No mention of whether it was his fault or the bus driver's though so I don't know if my sympathy is warranted.

      Ven.saDhammananda - 2012-03-06 18:47

      Who cars if you sympathy is warranted !!

  • JJ - 2012-03-06 16:34

    Damn, my condolences to the man... 5 metres and he lost both arms!! Get well soon!!

  • Cilla - 2012-03-06 17:37

    Get well soon friend. I hope your recovery is fast and good.

  • steveroodt - 2012-03-06 18:37

    Sad i have a friend who lost his foot when a bus ran over it over ten years he waited for Road accident fund to pay out a pittance,( and the thumbs down person are you calling a taxi ?)

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