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Watch: Truck and SUV crash off N14 into Jukskei River

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A man has been seriously injured in a collision between a truck and an SUV on the N14 in the Diepsloot area on Friday afternoon.

Emer-G-Med paramedics responded to the scene of a collision involving an SUV and a truck on the N14 just after 16h00.

“On arrival on scene it was established that a heavy duty vehicle and a sports utility vehicle had collided on the national highway, before both vehicles careened off the bridge, plunging into the Jukskei River below,” Emer-G-Med reported.

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Paramedics and search and Rescue services acted swiftly managing to free the occupants of the heavy duty vehicle, however the driver and only occupant of the SUV was found to be severely entrapped in the wreckage.

A multi-disciplinary effort between Emer-G-Med, the South African Police Services Search and Rescue Units as well as Gauteng Provincial services, saw a rescue operation take place, where the the man was cut free and brought to safety.

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Once free he was placed onto a mechanical ventilator to assist him in breathing and stabilized by Advanced life support paramedics before a decision was made to airlift him through to a specialist facility with the assistance of the Netcare911 aeromedical helicopter.

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