2 January 2018
1 Dead 1 injured - Tongaat
A driver survived a car accident in Tongaat was electrocuted by a hidden network of illegal electrical connections when he climbed from the wreckage of his car on Tuesday.
The driver lost control of his car while travelling on the R102 near Tongaat.
The driver was unable to regain control of the car which veered off the road and rolled multiple times.
The car came to rest in thick brush in a roadside ditch and from what we can gather, the man had tried to climb out of the car when he came into contact with a live illegal electricity connection.
The man's seriously injured partner was entrapped in the crumpled wreckage, and medics had to wait for Eskom technicians to isolate a nearby transformers.
Once the connections were shut off IPSS paramedics made their way to the woman. She was treated and stabilised in the car before she was carefully extricated by tongaat fire department using the jaws of life to free her.
The injured female was then transported to hospital for further care.
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