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Bennit Bartl
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1 Feb 2019
10:44 am

One dies after car plunges into Hennops River

Bennit Bartl

The cause of the accident has not yet been established.

The car plunged into the Hennops River before landing on its side.

A man believed to be in his 30s died after his vehicle plunged off of a bridge into the Hennops River in Erasmia, reports Pretoria Moot Rekord.

According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring, the vehicle had driven off a bridge and into the river, ending up on its side.

The accident happened on Thursday afternoon.

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“ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene around 5.40pm to find the vehicle lying on its side in the river,” said Meiring.

“[The deceased] was found lying on the riverbank, while a second man was found walking around the scene.”

Photo: 24/7 Accident & Emergency Response Facebook page.

He said it was understood at the time that a passing motorist had spotted the accident scene and managed to assist the two men out of their vehicle and the river.

“Paramedics assessed the men and found that one man, believed to be in his 30s, had already succumbed to his injuries,” said Meiring.

“Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead on the scene.”

Photo: 24/7 Accident & Emergency Response Facebook page.

The second man, believed to be in his late 20s, was also assessed and found to have sustained moderate injuries.

“He was treated for his injuries and transported to Kalafong Provincial Hospital for further care.”

The details surrounding the accident, including its cause, are unclear at this stage.

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