A road construction worker is in critical condition after he was hit by a vehicle on Shepstone Road in New Germany on Monday morning. The man was hit during mid-morning traffic.
According to EMS spokesperson Robert McKenzie, the man was warning traffic of upcoming road works when he was hit by a car.
Paramedics found the man lying on the road in a critical condition with his warning flag nearby. He was treated by several advanced life support paramedics on scene.
“The decision was made to airlift the man to hospital. The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health’s air ambulance was activated and flew to the scene,” said McKenzie.
“The helicopter made a dusty landing at a nearby sports field off Broadway Street. The patient who had already been prepared for airlifting, was quickly loaded into the helicopter.”
He was transported to a private hospital in Durban for level one trauma care.
Police were on scene for further investigations.