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    Farm workers: 35 Injured after truck tips over in the Western Cape

    Thirty-five farm workers sustained injuries when a truck overturned on the R45 Klapmuts in the Cape Winelands on Monday.

    The farm workers were reportedly travelling to work when the truck tipped on its side. Attending emergency responders from ER24 and the Western Cape Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) found numerous occupants on the side of the road.

    One farm worker sustained serious injuries

    A few of them were walking about while others sat idle. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived at the crash site at 07:30 and attended to one seriously injured person. The other farm workers needed only minor treatment.

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    “Medics assessed the patients and found that one man had serious injuries. The 34 others sustained only minor to moderate injuries. Fortunately, emergency responders found no fatalities.

    “Paramedics treated the farm workers and provided advanced life support to one person. They were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.”

    ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring

    Meiring said the circumstances of the accident are unknown. Police were on the scene but were not immediately available for comment.

    13 Injured in serious collision between taxi and light motor vehicle

    Elsewhere, 13 people sustained minor to serious injuries in an accident involving a taxi and a light motor vehicle on the M4 Ruth First Freeway in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, on 18 June.

    The first emergency responders who arrived on the scene found a female motorist with severe injuries trapped inside her vehicle.

    ALS Paramedics Medical Services spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said paramedics used the Jaws of Life to free the woman. Emergency personnel later transported her to the Netcare Umhlanga Hospital, north of Durban.

    “Paramedics used life-saving interventions to stabilise the woman after using hydraulic rescue equipment to free her from the wreckage. They stabilised the patient on the scene and transported her to a hospital for further medical treatment.

    ALS Paramedics Medical Services spokesperson Garrith Jamieson

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