Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Off-road cyclist critically injured

SHOOT: Doesn't 'critically injured' mean that he subsequently died of his injuries?
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A 31 year old cyclist sustained critical injuries at an off- road track in the Bryanston area this morning. It is believed that the cyclist was training at the track and as he crossed a wooden bridge and he had to negotiate a very steep embankment with a sharp bend at the bottom.

The cyclist lost control and smashed into a large tree at the bottom of the hill. He was flung through the air and landed in the thick overgrowth. Fortunately he did not loose consciousness and managed to phone for help. Netcare 911 paramedics arrived within minutes of receiving the call and had to clamber down the steep slippery embankment with all their equipment to get to the patient.

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