November 4 - Nine people were injured, one of whom had to be airlifted to hospital, when the driver of a bakkie lost control of his vehicle about 40km from Kroonstad on the R721 in the Free State on Saturday morning. Photo: ER24

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Nine injured as bakkie rolls on R721 in Free State

KROONSTAD, November 4– Nine people were injured, one of whom had to be airlifted to hospital, when the driver of a bakkie lost control of his vehicle and it rolled about 40km from Kroonstad on the R721 in the Free State on Saturday morning.

 

 

ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene at about 6am and found the passengers “lying in a field after they had been ejected from the bakkie”, ER24 spokeswoman Annine Siddall said.

 

 

“One man was in a critical condition and was airlifted to the Randfontein Private Hospital by the ER24 and One Plan Medical helicopter for further medical care. Eight more men sustained minor to moderate injuries and were transported to nearby hospitals.”

 

Local authorities were on the scene to investigation the accident, Siddall said.
– African News Agency (ANA)

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