Fifteen people were injured yesterday afternoon when two light motor vehicles and a bakkie collided on the N2 between Grabouw and Caledon in the Western Cape.
An ER24 paramedic had been driving down the road when the incident occurred. The paramedic immediately called ER24 and Metro Rescue for additional resources.
One light motor vehicle had come to rest lying on its side while the bakkie and light motor vehicle were found on the road. Before paramedics arrived on the scene, bystanders had pushed the overturned light motor vehicle back on its wheels and extricated one of the patients, a young boy.
When paramedics arrived on the scene, they assessed the patients and found that a total of fifteen had sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical. One of the patients lay trapped inside the light motor vehicle.
Metro rescue services had to use specialized rescue tools to free the patient from the vehicle. Once freed, paramedics treated the patients and provided the critically injured with advanced life support interventions. The patients were thereafter transported to Helderburg and Hermanus Provincial Hospitals for urgent care.
The exact cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.