Man severely injured after being hit by train in Cape Town

2018-12-12 09:38
Train line. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

Train line. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

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A man, believed to be in his 50s, was left critically injured when he was hit by a train near the Southfield Station in Cape Town on Tuesday. 

ER24 paramedics, along with Life Healthcare, arrived on the scene to find the fire services already in attendance.

On closer inspection, paramedics found the man lying next to the tracks. Assessments showed that the man had sustained numerous injuries and was in a critical condition.

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The man was treated for his injuries and provided with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, the man was transported by ER24, under advanced life support interventions from a Life Healthcare paramedic, to Groote Schuur Provincial Hospital for further care.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations, ER24 said. 

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