By BAKANG MOKOTO
One person was injured after collided with a bridge at Kenilworth road in Kimberley on Saturday.
Netcare 911 spokesperson, Chris Botha said paramedics responded to a collision along Kenilworth Road in the Kimberley industrial area.
“Reports from the scene indicate that despite signs to say that the roadway is closed due to flooding, the vehicle tried to cross the flooded area when the car collided with the bridge.
“Paramedics arrived at the scene and found the crumpled remains of the car consistent with that of a high impact collision ramped onto a muddy embankment with the rear still in the water, the driver was still trapped in the wreckage,” Botha said.
He said while the firemen used the Jaws of Life, medics worked tirelessly to stabilise the 21 year old critically injured man.
“After the patient was extricated they transported him to a local hospital under the constant care of an advanced life support paramedic,” he said.