At 21h30 on Wednesday the 20th of May, while returning home from Port Elizabeth to Jeffreys Bay, NSRI Jeffreys Bay medical officer HJ Classens, came across a motor vehicle accident on the N2. A a rental vehicle carrying a Johannesburg couple had collided with hay bales that were strewn across the N2, appearing to have fallen off a truck. The vehicle had rolled and was lying upside down in bushes on the side of the road.
A member of the public had stopped and was attempting to render assistance. HJ also stopped and helped after finding the couple, a woman aged in her 40’s and a man aged in his 50’s, injured next to their vehicle. HJ then raised the alarm and EC Government Health EMS, traffic services, the SA Police Services and Bay-Med ambulance services responded.
HJ assisted the paramedics to immobilize the woman who was transported to hospital by ambulance in a stable condition. The man sustained a laceration to his head but did not require hospitalisation.
The couple had been on their way from Port Elizabeth to Jeffreys Bay at the time. Police are investigating the origin of the bales of hay which were removed from the road by traffic authorities.