Tow truck driver falls into manhole at accident scene, sustains serious injuries
A Tow operator fell into an open water inspection drain that was 5m deep on Sunday night.
The tow operator was seriously injured after he fell into the water inspection drain which had one of its covers missing.
According to Netcare 911 spokesperson, Shawn Herbst, he said paramedics were notified about the collision which happened at 9.40pm on Sunday.
The two vehicles which collided in Tshepisong, Soweto left one person with minor injuries.
The tow truck driver arrived on scene after the collision.
When the unsuspecting driver came out of his vehicle, he fell into a deep manhole that was close to the door of his vehicle.
Emergency personnel had to rush to help the driver.
“A private service paramedic and rescue technician were lowered into the hole to assess the patient, who was found to have sustained serious injuries.
“The patient was treated and stabilised by an emergency care practitioner and, with the use of spinal immobilisation equipment and a rope system, he was brought to the surface where treatment continued.”
Herbst said the tow truck driver had to be airlifted to a specialist facility for immediate medical attention.
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