Free State man killed after car rolls multiple times

2015-08-30 08:08
(File, ER24)

(File, ER24)

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Cape Town - A man was killed and a woman seriously injured when their car rolled multiple times on the R26 outside of Ficksburg in the Free State on Saturday.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring in a statement said its team of paramedics as well as provincial emergency services found the car lying upright on the roadside embankment on their arrival.

“[The] two bodies were lying just a few metres away from the vehicle,” he said.

“On assessment, paramedics found that the male patient had already succumbed to his fatal injuries after he was ejected from the vehicle. Unfortunately nothing more could be done for the patient and he was declared dead on scene.”

The woman was found to have been seriously injured when she was ejected from the car and paramedics treated the woman at the scene while also providing her with advanced life support interventions.

“Once treated, the patient was transported to Ficksburg Hospital for urgent medical treatment,” Meiring said.

The cause of the accident is being investigated by the authorities.

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