A 40-year-old woman was seriously hurt during a quad bike crash in Rayton, outside Pretoria on Sunday afternoon.
Netcare 911 spokesperson Nick Dollman said the crash happened around 14:55.
“Reports from the scene indicate that the quad overturned and that she was impaled on a protruding part of the bike,” he said.
“Netcare 911 paramedics stabilised the patient and administered pain medication prior to the arrival of the helicopter.”
Dollman said the woman was then airlifted to a specialist trauma unit in Johannesburg for surgery.
The cause of the crash is unknown.