Four injured in car accident near Potch



FOUR people were injured when the car they were travelling in overturned several times on the N12 approximately 10 km outside of Potchefstroom on Sunday morning.

ER24 spokesperson, Werner Vermaak said the accident took place shortly before 4am.

“Paramedics and fire fighters arrived on the scene and found the vehicle capsized in a nearby veld. All four of the occupants were found outside of the vehicle. It is understood that they were ejected from the vehicle when it overturned.

“One person was found in a critical condition with multiple injuries ranging from possible chest injuries to fractures. The three other occupants sustained several bruises, abrasions and some fractures. The injured were transported to Potchefstroom Provincial Hospital for further care,” Vermaak said.

He said the driver was apparently asleep.

“The occupants alleged that the driver fell asleep while driving. He was allegedly frightened when they woke him up and lost control over the vehicle. Local authorities attended the scene,” Vermaak said.


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