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Sunday, September 08, 2013
Two head on collisions kills eight
Imogen Vollenhoven 08
Paramedics said two people died in a
head-on collision in Cape Town on Saturday night.
ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said the
accident happened at on Baden Powell Drive near the Monwabisi
Vermaak said among the injured was a five
year old girl which was taken top the Red Cross Children’s hospital for further
“The local fire department had to use the Jaws
of Life to free one of the trapped victims from the vehicle,” added Vermaak.
He said that the exact cause of the
accident and preceding events are unknown at this stage and will be
investigated by the local traffic police.
Meanwhile Six people were killed in a head-on collision in
The cause of the accident is still not clear but emergency
services said the two cars collided on Koster road just before .
Netcare 911's Chris Botha said upon their arrival five
people had already died.
“There was a sixth person that was in a very critical
condition, paramedics extricated the man and then resuscitated him for quite
some time,” added Botha.
He also added that the man then tragically died in scene due
to the very extensive injuries that he sustained.