A 31-year-old man is in a critical condition after his BMW collided with a lamppost and ripped in two on the N12 east near the Putfontein exit in Benoni.
Paramedics from ER24 that arrived on the scene shortly after 22:30 found the vehicle ripped into two pieces with the driver still trapped behind the steering wheel. Paramedics explained that he had to be cut from his safety belt and due to this, possibly prevented him from being ejected out of the vehicle during impact.
Once freed, they [paramedics] noticed that he was not breathing and immediately initiated advanced life support. He was stabilised on the scene and rushed off to Tambo Memorial Hospital for further medical treatment. It is believed that he [the driver] sustained critical head injuries.
Although the exact cause of the incident is not yet known, it is believed that the driver might have lost control on the wet road resulting in his vehicle colliding with the lamppost.