‘Freak accident’ leaves man (50) dead and girl (19) critically wounded

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Paramedics have described a ‘freak accident’ that occurred on Princess Road, Claremont (West of Johannesburg) where a 50-year-old man was found dead and a 19-year-old girl critically injured.

At around 13:48 on Tuesday, 12 January 2021, ER24 paramedics arrived at a scene on Princess Road, Claremont (West of Johannesburg) where a car had crashed into a fence and collided with a 19-year-old girl.

According to the statement, paramedics discovered the man in the driver’s seat of the vehicle had sustained a gunshot wound. The girl was found lying in the garden.

The victims were assessed and medics found that the man had already succumbed to his wounds and he was declared dead on the scene. The girl however, sustained several injuries and was in a critical condition.

Advanced life support interventions were performed on the unidentified girl and she was then transported to Helen Joseph Hospital for further care.

Matters surrounding the incident are still unclear. Local police were on the scene for further investigations.

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