Teen injured after being crushed under large tyre at Gauteng high school

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A Gauteng teenager was seriously injured after being crushed under a tyre at an East Rand school.
A Gauteng teenager was seriously injured after being crushed under a tyre at an East Rand school.
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A Gauteng teenager has been seriously injured after being crushed under a tyre at an East Rand school.

At around midday on Monday, paramedics were called to attend to an incident at a high school on the East Rand, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst.

"Reports indicate that a group of friends were playing roller games with a large tyre when it became unbalanced, landing on a 14-year-old male," he said.

A nearby sports coach heard the calls for help and managed to lift the tyre off the boy.

He said:

The young man was moved to the first aid room, where teachers were able to render assistance. When paramedics arrived on the scene, they found that the child had sustained serious internal injuries.

The injured teen was treated and stabilised on the scene by paramedics and then flown via helicopter to a specialist medical facility, said Herbst.


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