Hijacked man survives gunshots, dump off bridge

Unknown man survives being shot –  and thrown over railway bridge, Paul Kruger Highway, Springs

29 July 2011 – Springs – A critically-injured man was found by Benoni sniffer dog Milton – after he was shot and dumped over a railway bridge by kidnappers on Paul Kruger Highway. Journalist Mpho Morereane described the event in the LookLocal Caxton publication- Paramedics stabilised the unidentified man, who had been shot in a leg and arm while his Isuzu double-cab bakkie was hijacked on Paul Kruger Highway on Friday, July 29. Before the thugs sped off in the bakkie, they threw their shot victim off the railway bridge, she writes. The victim managed to call for help on his cellphone and his family dispatched the police.

W/O Martin Bann of the Benoni Dog Unit, who first arrived at the scene, said he was not sure where the victim was and released Milton, the police dog, who found him. The bakkie was later found outside a hostel in Cleveland. The victim was taken to Union Hospital in Alberton. The man’s name has not been released to the news media.

SPRINGS HIJACKING VICTIM SURVIVES SHOTS DUMP OFF BRIDGE JULY292011 http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/springs/springs-news-general?oid=4551803&sn=Detail&pid=490317&Hijack-victim-thrown-over-a-railway-bridge–shot

About Adriana Stuijt
Retired South African-Dutch journalist formerly Sunday Times Johannesburg

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