Man critical after car fire

A man is in a critical condition after his vehicle caught alight on Baden Powell Road in Stellenbosch, Western Cape.

ER24 paramedics arrived on scene and found a light motor vehicle on the side of the road. Metro services were busy fighting the vehicle fire which was well ablaze.

Paramedics assessed the driver and found that he had sustained serious burn wounds to his chest, neck and face.

Paramedics treated the patient for his severe injuries, providing him with advanced life support before he was promptly transported to Tygerburg Hospital for urgent medical treatment.

The cause of the incident is not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigations.

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