A man sustained serious injuries after the bakkie he was driving collided head-on with a freight truck in the Outeniqua Pass in George this morning.

When ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene just after 08H00, the fire brigade and Metro EMS were already in attendance. Upon further assessment, paramedics found the driver of the bakkie entrapped. The fire brigade had to extricate the man with the jaws of life. The truck driver and his passenger did not sustain any injuries.

ER24 assisted on the scene and Metro EMS transported the man to George provincial hospital for further medical care.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not yet known to our paramedics but local authorities were on the scene.

Ineke van Huyssteen
ER24 Spokesperson