A woman was killed and two other people, including a 2-year-old child, were seriously injured when the car they were travelling in crashed into a pillar off the R300 southbound in the Delft area in Cape Town, paramedics said on Sunday.
ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene on Saturday afternoon to find the metro rescue and fire services and Life Healthcare already in attendance on the scene, ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said.
A car had smashed into a large concrete pillar. On closer inspection, ER24 paramedics found the metro services treating a critically injured two-year-old child that had been ejected from the vehicle. After treatment, the child was transported by metro services to a nearby hospital.
Two other patients were found on the scene. A man and woman were trapped inside the car. Assessments showed that the woman had sustained numerous fatal injuries while the man had sustained serious injuries.
Rescue services had to use specialised equipment to free the two trapped patients. Once freed, paramedics treated the seriously injured man and provided him with pain-relief medication before he was transported to Tygerburg Provincial Hospital. The woman was later declared dead on the scene, Meiring said.
– African News Agency (ANA)