Free State man in hospital after being knocked down

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

A man is in a hospital intensive care unit fighting for his life after he was struck by a light motor vehicle on the M4 near Virginia in the Free State, paramedics said on Saturday.

Crisis Medical paramedics arrived on the scene on Saturday afternoon to find the man, believed to be in his 30s, lying in the road in a critical condition, Crisis Medical spokesman Kyle van Reenen said in a statement.

“Advanced life support intervention was required to stabilise the man before he was placed on to a mechanical ventilator to assist him in breathing.

“He was then placed on to a specialised stretcher for suspected spinal cord injuries before being rapidly transported to hospital by ambulance for immediate care,” he said.

The local authorities were on scene and investigating the incident.


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