Driver found metres from vehicle in Potch accident

The vehicle from which a man was flung. (Photo supplied)
The vehicle from which a man was flung. (Photo supplied)

Cape Town - The body of a man was found metres from his bakkie after it rolled off the N12, 15km outside of Potchefstroom, on Sunday morning.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring in a statement said paramedics were called to the scene shortly after 07:00, and on arrival found a bakkie lying some distance off the side of the road.

“On assessment, paramedics found the lifeless body of the driver lying five metres from his vehicle,” he said.

“Nothing more could be done for the patient and he was declared dead on scene.”

Meiring said it was understood that the driver lost control of the bakkie, causing it to roll multiple times.

Authorities were on scene to investigate the incident. 

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