Car plunges into Hennops River: 1 dead, another injured

2019-01-31 22:15
A man has been killed and another injured after their car plunged off a bridge and into a river off the Skurweber Road in Erasmia, outside Pretoria

A man has been killed and another injured after their car plunged off a bridge and into a river off the Skurweber Road in Erasmia, outside Pretoria (Supplied)

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A man died and another was injured after the car they had been travelling in plunged off a bridge and into Hennops River off the Skurweber Road in Erasmia, outside Pretoria central on Thursday evening.

Paramedics assessed the men and found that one, believed to be in his 30s, had already succumbed to his injuries.

He was declared dead at the scene.

ER24's Russel Meiring said that the second man, believed to be 27 years old, was assessed and found to have sustained moderate injuries.

"The man was treated for his injuries and thereafter transported to Kalafong Provincial Hospital for further care," said Meiring.

Meiring said paramedics found the vehicle on its side in the river.

"It is understood that a passing motorist had spotted the vehicle and managed to pull the two men to the nearby banks."

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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