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The unconscious man lies motionless on the ground, while a rescue worker attends to him.
Date: 13 December 2016 By: Isabel Venter
A man from Louis Trichardt sustained serious injuries after slamming into a palisade fence with his quad bike.
The man, who still has not been identified, crashed through the fence headfirst after losing control of his quad bike. He was not wearing a crash helmet and his head got wedged between two of the fence’s iron bars.
The accident occurred around noon on Tuesday near the corner of Apie and Waterbessie Street in Louis Trichardt. Neighbours who heard the man’s bloodcurdling screams rushed to his aid.
A gardener, Mr Brain Mpofu, told the newspaper that he first heard a loud crash and then someone screaming for help. He had to force open the bars, so that the man could be freed.
An ambulance was called to assist the man, who had lost consciousness in the meantime. He was rushed to hospital.
Isabel joined the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror in 2009 as a reporter. She holds a BA Degree in Communication Sciences from the University of South Africa. Her beat is mainly crime and court reporting.