'Heroic' husband pulls wife from burning car

2016-10-29 18:48
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Durban – A husband and wife were seriously burnt after their vehicle burst into flames on the N4, before the Donkerhoek Toll Plaza east of Pretoria, paramedic services said on Saturday.

According to Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha, reports from the scene indicated that the man was taking his wife to hospital while "she was having fits".

Botha said that as the couple were travelling on the N4 the vehicle burst into flames, the man managed to jump out of the vehicle but his wife was trapped in the inferno.

"Paramedics arrived at the scene and found that the man had managed to get his wife out of the car. She had sustained 90% burns and he was in a serious condition due to burns that he sustained after his heroic attempt to save his wife."

Botha said advanced life support paramedics worked "fervently at the scene to stabilise" the patients before they transported them to a specialised facility

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