Paramedics brave bees to treat crash victims

2012-04-24 07:50

Bloemfontein - A bakkie transporting bees hit a cow outside Kroonstad in the Free State, injuring two people, paramedics said on Tuesday.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said a father and son were transporting honeybees in crates at the time of the accident on the R721 on Monday evening.

"Netcare911 paramedics arrived at the scene to find both men in a serious condition. They immediately initiated care, braving the bees and treating the injured at the roadside," said Wicks.

"Both men were transported in a stable condition to the Netcare Kroon Hospital for further treatment.

"Luckily no one was stung and medics managed to clear all the bees from their ambulances."

  • Sharon - 2012-04-24 07:55

    And who said South Arica is not the land of milk and honey??? Seriously, I commend the paramedics for their bravery, and wish a speedy recovery to the injured!

  • carpejugulim - 2012-04-24 08:23

    all men were created equal ... and then God created Paramedics

      Vernon - 2012-04-24 14:03

      yes, and i do think they are the bees knees.

  • winston.mullany - 2012-04-24 08:24

    Another example of how paramedics put their lives in danger to save others and they get paid peanuts in doing it. Sad state of affairs!!!

  • Andile - 2012-04-24 08:32

    I am loving your work Medics...

  • Tasneem - 2012-04-24 09:51

    Great stuff...Very proud of you guys...but a question,what about the cow that got hit?

      Brett - 2012-04-24 10:20

      Its on the braai.

  • pmogala - 2012-04-24 11:42

    I applaud them.

  • MistressSnowclaw - 2012-04-24 12:37

    those are brave guys. my landlord breeds bees, and let me tell you, they are a nasty crowd when they are upset.

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