14-year-old crushed by tractor tyre

Gauteng: At 12H00 Monday Netcare 911 responded to a crush injury at a High school in the East Rand.

Reports indicate that a group of friends were playing roller games with a large tyre when it became unbalanced, landing on a 14-year-old male.

A nearby sports coach who heard the calls for help managed to lift the tyre off the boy.

The young man was moved to the first-aid room where teachers were able to render assistance.

When paramedics arrived on the scene they found that the child had sustained serious internal injuries.

The patient was treated on scene by Netcare 911 Emergency Care Practitioners while a Netcare 911 helicopter ambulance was activated to the scene.

Once stabilised the patient was flown to a specialist medical facility for the care he required.

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