Car plunges into river leaving one dead, another injured in Erasmia

Submitted by Rolina Vorster on Thu, 01/31/2019 - 20:20

One man was killed and another injured this evening when their light motor vehicle plunged off a bridge and into a river off the Skurweber Road in Erasmia, Pretoria, Gauteng.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene 17h40 to find the vehicle lying on its side in the river. One man was found lying on the banks while a second man was found walking around the scene.

It is understood that a passing motorist had spotted the vehicle and had managed to pull the two men to the nearby banks.

Paramedics assessed the men and found that one man, believed to be in his 30s, had already succumbed to his injuries. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.

The second man, believed to be 27-years-old, was assessed and found to have sustained moderate injuries. The man was treated for his injuries and thereafter transported to Kalafong Provincial Hospital for further care.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations. 


Russel Meiring l ER24

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