A total of 10 people sustained minor to critical injuries in a collision between two cars on the N2 Sir Lowry’s Pass in Cape Town on Saturday afternoon.
ER24 paramedics as well as other services arrived on the scene and found two people trapped in one of the vehicles.
They were extricated by Fire and Rescue Services and Metro Fire.
“Paramedics assessed the patients and found that they were in a critical condition and they were airlifted to hospital for further medical care,” said ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing.
A woman who was an occupant of the same vehicle was assessed and found to have sustained serious injuries. Four other patients in the same vehicle, among them a 6-year-old little girl, sustained minor to moderate injuries.
Bodasing said there were three patients – a mother, father and child believed to be about 3-years- old – in the other vehicle. All were assessed and found to have sustained moderate injuries.
All patients were treated and transported to hospital for further medical care, Bodasing said.
The exact cause of the collision was unknown. Authorities were on scene for further investigations. News24