PIC: Lucky escape for 5 after car plunges into river on New Year’s Eve

2019-01-01 09:02
Five people managed to escape from their submerged vehicle. (ER24)

Five people managed to escape from their submerged vehicle. (ER24)

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It was a lucky escape for the five occupants of a vehicle which ended up submerged in a river along Witkoppen Road in Fourways, Johannesburg on New Year’s Eve.

The vehicle appeared to have veered off the road, ending up upside down in a river in Fourways, said ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell on Tuesday.

Emergency services arrived at the scene just after 22:00 on Monday evening, Campbell said.

At the scene, they discovered that the five occupants of the vehicle had freed themselves from the half-submerged wreck.

Paramedics then helped the three men and two women out of the water to reach the river’s edge.

The five had minor injuries and were treated at the scene. The exact circumstances of the incident have yet to be determined, Campbell added.

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