8 things you MUST do when trying to help at the scene of an accident

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Peter Stark

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela says unless you have a first aid kit and medical experience, it is better to wait for the ambulance.

On SA’s busy roads, accidents happen devastatingly often – and more often than not, the first people on the scene will be the shocked fellow motorists who watched the whole thing happen.

So what do you do if it happens to you? You’re a Good Samaritan who stopped to help – but what if you're getting involved does more harm than good?

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