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14-year-old accidently shot in leg

A 14-year-old is in a serious condition this morning after he sustained a gunshot wound to his leg at a residence  in the rural area of Douglas near Ladysmith. ER24 paramedics arrived at the residence and were ushered into one of the bedrooms were they found they the young patient. On assessment, paramedics found that…

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Man critically injured in collision

One person sustained critical injuries and another minor injuries in a collision between a truck and bakkie on the M61 in Meyerton, Vaal, this evening. ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on scene and found the badly damaged bakkie in a ditch on the side of the road. Two men, from the bakkie, were lying…

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Woman extricated from vehicle

A woman heading towards Soutpan had to be extricated from her vehicle about 35 kilometres from Bloemfontein late last night.   It is understood the woman lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle overturned. When ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on scene they found the vehicle in a field on the side of the…

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Majority welcome car seat regulation

Last week ER24 released a statement regarding the new regulation to the National Road Traffic Act that aims to protect children by the use of a child car seat. A number of people voiced their opinions on ER24’s Facebook page and Twitter. We also asked people to vote on our website. Of the 228 people…

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Seven dead – among them a child

Seven people died and three others sustained minor to moderate injuries in a collision on the R38 between Badplaas and Barberton this evening. It is believed a taxi and truck collided head on. When ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on scene they found people, some of whom were ejected from the taxi, lying all…

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Over 30 dead, scores injured – Easter weekend

Over 30 people died and at least 55 were injured in transport-related incidents across the county over the Easter long weekend. These figures relate only to incidents attended to by ER24. Overall ER24 noticed that the number of emergency calls attended to were lower than 2014. ER24 attended to just over 400 collisions across the…

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Pedestrian critically injured

A pedestrian was knocked and critically injured in Archery Road, in Clairwood Durban, earlier today. It is understood the man was knocked by a truck and dragged for about 15 metres. When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they found the man lying face up on the side of the road. The man was assessed and found to…

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Man entrapped, sustains critical injuries

A man sustained serious injuries when he lost control of his vehicle on the M5, Rondebosch, between the N2 and Klipfontein Road, earlier today. ER24 and other services arrived on scene and found the vehicle lying on an armco barrier between the north and south bound lane. The man, about 35 years of age, was…

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One dead, six injured

One person died and six others were injured when a vehicle rolled on the N11 about 10 kilometres south of Newcastle, towards Ladysmith, earlier today. It is understood a light delivery vehicle rolled and went down an embankment after a tyre burst. The vehicle landed on its roof. When ER24 and other paramedics arrived on…

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Eleven injured in taxi collision – Amanzimtoti

Eleven people were injured this morning after a collision between a taxi and light motor vehicle on the M37 in Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu Natal. ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on scene and both light motor vehicles blocking the middle of the road. The occupants from the taxi and light motor vehicle were found sitting…

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