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Seven injured in two vehicle collision

Seven people were injured this morning after a two vehicle collision on the N12 Putfontein Road in Benoni, Johannesburg. On arrival at scene, ER24 paramedics from the Johannesburg East branch found a bakkie that had overturned lying on its side in the fast lane. A taxi that had also been involved in the collision sat…

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Lucky escape from burning vehicles

Three men sustained moderate injuries this afternoon when two vehicles collided and caught alight on the N12, 65km outside of Kimberley in the Northern Cape. ER24 paramedics from the Kimberley branch, as well as fire services, arrived on scene and found both vehicles sitting in the veld next to the road. Both vehicles were fully…

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Woman critical after collision

A woman in her 30 was left in a critical condition after a two vehicle collision at the Trichardt and Ridge Road intersection in Boksburg, Johannesburg East. ER24 paramedics from the Johannesburg East branch arrived on scene and found the two wrecked vehicles in the middle of the intersection. On inspection, paramedics discovered a female…

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Mediclinic Midstream opens its doors

March 2015 sees Mediclinic Southern Africa opening its newest hospital, Mediclinic Midstream, based in Midstream in Centurion. With its ergonomic design and patient centric approach to healthcare, this private hospital combines science with the needs of its patients. Although based in Centurion, the 176 bed multidisciplinary hospital will enhance Mediclinic’s patient-care offering in the greater…

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Two months into the year… 300 motorbike incidents

ER24 is urging bikers, cyclists and motorists to be cautious and courteous to each other. ER24 has attended to about 300 motorbike incidents since the beginning of the year. Sadly, many bikers either lost their lives or sustained serious or critical injuries. Incidents included collisions between bikers and vehicles as well as bikers losing control…

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Mass Gatherings And Events – Health Minutes With Dr Holgate

In 2001 forty-three people died in a stampede after too many soccer fans were admitted into the Ellis Park Stadium. Almost fourteen years later paramedics and emergency workers still see mass gatherings and major events with little or no medical and evacuation planning. Join us in this special podcast where Dr Robyn Holgate takes us…

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Multiple patients injured in taxi collision

At least 15 people were injured this morning after two taxis collided at the Golden Highway and Main Road intersection in Naturena, south of Johannesburg. ER24 paramedics from the Johannesburg South branch arrived on scene and found the two wrecked taxis lying in the middle of the intersection. Pieces of the taxis were spread all…

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Boy (6) knocked, killed

A six-year-old boy was knocked and killed on Kaapmuiden Road, Mpumalanga, earlier this afternoon. It is believed the boy was playing with friends on the grass alongside the road when a vehicle knocked him. When paramedics from ER24 Lowveld and other services arrived on scene, they found the boy lying on the grass. The boy…

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One dead after truck accident

A man was killed this morning after his truck overturned on Houtbay Main Road in Hout Bay, Western Cape. ER24 paramedics arrived on scene and found the large tipper truck on its side wedged up against a large tree. On assessment, paramedics discovered the male driver trapped inside the cab of the vehicle. Metro Rescue…

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Two killed, three injured on William Nicol

wo people have been killed and three others injured this morning after two vehicles collided on William Nicol in Johannesburg North. ER24 paramedics from Johannesburg North arrived on scene and found the two wrecked vehicles lying in the middle of the intersection. On assessment, paramedics found that two male passengers in the back of the…

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