National 19.8.2016 02:01 pm

Man airlifted from N14 collision

A man was airlifted to hospital after crashing through the centre median on the N14 highway and driving into oncoming traffic.

A man was airlifted to hospital after crashing through the centre median on the N14 highway and driving into oncoming traffic.

It is understood the man might have experienced a medical emergency and lost control of his vehicle

A 47-year-old man was airlifted from the N14 highway in Muldersdrift after his vehicle crashed into oncoming traffic, Krugersdorp News reports.

Shortly before 3pm on Thursday, paramedics from ER24 and other services arrived on the scene, where they found the man’s Toyota Hilux between the trees on the opposite side of the highway. Two other damaged vehicles were found on the side of the road.

One of the other vehicles involved in the accident

One of the other vehicles involved in the accident

“It is understood that the man might have experienced a medical emergency and lost control of his vehicle. He crashed through the centre median near the Beyers Naudé Drive offramp and collided with two vehicles travelling towards Pretoria,” ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said.

“Bystanders on the scene explained that they rushed over to the man in the vehicle and found that he was blue in the face. They managed to get him out of the vehicle and provided basic first aid,” he added.

Paramedics requested the assistance of an emergency medical helicopter to airlift him to Milpark Hospital for further care.

READ MORE: Four injured in Gauteng head-on collision.

No one else was injured in this collision.

The exact circumstances surrounding the collision are not yet known. Mogale City Traffic Department officials also attended the scene.

– Caxton News Service.

 

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