CRITICALLY INJURED WOMAN WAS AIRLIFTED FROM N8 MANDELA VIEW AFTER COLLISION EARLIER TODAY


ER24 Paramedics attended this accident scene.

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CRITICALLY INJURED WOMAN WAS AIRLIFTED FROM N8 MANDELA VIEW AFTER COLLISION EARLIER TODAY

A woman, believed to be in her late thirties, is in a critical condition after a Mercedes Sprinter collided with her Ford Bantam bakkie on the N8 in Mandela View, Bloemfontein.

At approximately 11.30am paramedics and rescue workers arrived on the scene where they found the Bantam bakkie still wedged in front of the Sprinter. The woman was found trapped behind the steering wheel of her vehicle. She was in a critical condition with multiple injuries.

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Fire fighters had to use hydraulic rescue tools to cut the roof off the bakkie in order to extricate her. An emergency medical helicopter was called to the scene to airlift her to Pelonomi Hospital for further medical care.

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It is believed that eight people from the Sprinter sustained minor to moderate injuries. Some of the other occupants left the scene prior to paramedics’ arrival.

The exact cause of the collision is not yet known.

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Werner Vermaak, ER24 Spokesperson

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