Paramedics knocked down at scene of Mpumalanga crash

SECUNDA – Three ER24 paramedics were injured -- one critically -- when they were knocked down by a vehicle while attending to a car crash on the R546 near Secunda in Mpumalanga on Saturday night, an official said.

"One is in a critical condition and two others sustained moderate injuries," ER24 spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen said.

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The medics were transported to Mediclinic Highveld. The critically injured medic was later airlifted by ER24's medical helicopter to Johannesburg for further medical care.

The circumstances surrounding the accident were not yet clear, but police attended the scene to investigate.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families during this time," Van Huyssteen said.