Man dies, another serious in Saartjiesnek accident

A man died and another was seriously injured in an accident on Saartjiesnek in Hartbeespoort on Thursday.


A bakkie and a car collided around 13:00. Two men in the bakkie had sustained serious injuries. One of the men was in a critical condition and was intubated and stabilised by paramedics of Hartbeespoort Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) before being airlifted by an emergency helicopter.
“While on their way to a hospital, the patient’s condition deteriorated and because cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) could not be performed in the helicopter, it returned to the accident scene to resuscitate the patient. He sadly died soon after,” said Leandre Spies, spokesperson for HEMS.
The other patient was transported to a hospital in Brits. The driver of the car was not injured.