Injured man with traumatic AMPUTATIONS found CRAWLING to road for help Photo: Stock/Canva
A motorist found a man with traumatic amputations to both his legs trying to crawl out of the bushes on the side of the road for help after he was struck by a car.
THE INJURED MAN SUSTAINED TRAUMATIC AMPUTATIONS
According to IPSS Medical Rescue, the injured man had been involved in a hit and run with an unknown vehicle on Wednesday.
“IPSS Medical Rescue received a call from a motorist traveling on a road on the outskirts of Stanger in KwaZulu-Natal of a badly injured man attempting to crawl out of the bushes on the side of the road.
“On arrival of IPSS Advanced Life Support paramedics, it was established that the man had been involved in a hit and run with an unknown vehicle.”
It furthermore said the man had sustained traumatic amputations to both his legs as well as multiple other life-threatening injuries.
Firstly, stop your vehicle and, in the interest of road safety, switch on your hazards to warn other drivers. Climb out of your car if it is safe to do so and check if anyone has been hurt. If you can, take pictures of the damage to all the vehicles involved in the incident.
Help anyone who has been hurt
While you can only be criminally charged for causing the accident and any resulting injuries. As a bystander, you have a moral obligation to help someone who has been hurt in a road accident. Help includes contacting an ambulance or rescue unit, even if the injuries do not appear to be serious. It’s critical that you don’t move the injured party and that you do not administer first aid unless you are qualified to do so.
Get the details
Record the information of everyone involved in the road accident, including personal details, vehicle registration numbers, tow-truck information, and insurance details. Take note of all road names, landmarks, intersections, and robots. You will have to draw a sketch and description of the accident on your police report and for insurance purposes.
Report the accident
Inform the police within 24 hours of the road accident. If the police come to the scene, don’t move anything until they say you may. Ensure that you get an Accident Report (AR) number, as this is needed for any insurance claim or third-party claim you may lodge.