Car hits stationary vehicle on N1

Henry

A motorist was seriously injured when his luxury SUV collided with the rear of a stationary articulated vehicle on the N1 south at the Rigellaan exit in Pretoria on Saturday afternoon.

The man, presumably in his 30s, apparently hit this vehicle at high speed. The black Ford Ranger Raptor was lying on its roof when emergency services arrived at the scene.

According to Kyle van Reenen, spokesperson for Emer-G-Med, emergency workers used the jaws of life to free him from the wreckage.

“The driver was badly trapped in the wreckage and suffered serious injuries.

“Emergency workers worked tirelessly to stabilize him while he was cut from the wreckage with the jaws of life.”

The man was then taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.