A biker who was knocked down in an accident in Cape Town’s Epping was brought ‘back to life’ on Wednesday morning. The man, who is reported to be in his 30s, has since been admitted to hospital for treatment.
“A man has been hospitalised this (Wednesday) morning following a successful resuscitation on Viking Way in Epping, Western Cape,” ER24 spokesperson, Russel Meiring, said to IOL. “ER24 paramedics, along with Life Healthcare and Community Medics, were dispatched to the scene at 6.19 am after receiving reports of a motorbike collision.”
When paramedics arrived on scene, the biker was lying in the middle of the road. Bystanders who had seen the incident had already begun performing CPR on the man.
“Paramedics took over CPR and provided the man with several advanced life support interventions. After approximately 25 minutes, the patient’s vital signs returned where he was thereafter transported to Tygerberg Provincial Hospital for urgent care,” Meiring said.
Authorities have begun investigating the incident, but are still unsure of the exact details of the accident.