Trapped Inside A Vehicle

Trapped Inside A Vehicle

Trapped Inside A Vehicle: A man was left trapped inside a vehicle after five cars collided on the N1 South near the Allandale off-ramp in Midrand, on Saturday morning at around 10am. According to Netcare 911’s Athlenda Mathe, paramedics were called to the scene: “Netcare911 paramedics worked alongside paramedics from other emergency services on scene.” “One person was trapped in one of the vehicles for at least an hour until emergency officials extricated the man out of the vehicle,” Mathe said. Once he was freed, the patient was stabilised alongside four others on the scene, before being transported to a nearby hospital for further medical care and assistance. “The exact details as to how the accident happened, will form part of an SAPS investigation and comment,” Mathe concluded.

Here are some road safety tips for the upcoming festive season:

  1. Obey the rules of the road and carry your driver’s license with you
  2. Plan the route to your holiday destination and allow yourself enough time to reach the destination
  3. Make sure that your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition before departure. All lights and indicators, windscreens, windscreen wipers, brakes, steering, shock absorbers, exhaust system and tyres should be carefully examined for faults
  4. Do not overload your car
  5. Try to avoid driving after dark if possible
  6. Have a good rest before you embark on your journey so that you ready for the drive
  7. Take safety breaks every 2 hours or 200km. Rest, have an energy drink and continue once well rested
  8. Do not drink and drive for your sake and those around you
  9. Try to recognise potentially dangerous drivers on and pedestrians alongside the road and keep well clear of them
  10. Be visible – drive with your lights on
  11. Headlights should be dipped well before an approaching vehicle is within the range of the main beam
  12. Always wear your seat belt and see that everyone in the car is wearing theirs
  13. Drive defensively
  14. Stay within the speed limit at all times
  15. Only overtake when it is absolutely safe to do so
  16. Maintain at least a 2-second following distance – this distance should be increased at night, in foggy or rainy conditions and when the road is wet
  17. Expect others to not be as obedient to the law as yourself

Trapped Inside A Vehicle

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