A near fatal accident occurred near Sasolburg where a man in his late 30s was seriously injured when an SUV rear- ended a light motor vehicle on R57 near Sasolburg on the 05th Sunday. Mr R Meiring a spokesperson from ER24 confirmed to the Reporter and forwarded this statement;

“The ER24 paramedics arrived at 03:00 to find the provincial fire service already in attendance extricating one man from the light motor vehicle. The driver of the SUV was seen walking around on the scene.

Medics assessed the man from the light motor vehicle and found that he had sustained injuries to the chest and pelvic areas.

The man was treated and administered with pain relief medication before he was transported to a provincial hospital for further care. The driver of the SUV, fortunately escaped unhurt. Local authorities were on the scene to conduct further investigations.

Submitted by: Cornelius D. Mofokeng.