One killed, another injured as car is driven off Chapman's Peak Drive

06 March 2021 | From Arrive Alive


At 3:30PM yesterday, Cape Medical Response was requested by Metro Rescue to dispatch a paramedic and ambulance to Chapman's Peak Drive for reports of a motor vehicle that had gone over the side. 

On arrival on scene, the CMR paramedic, ambulance crew, NSRI and Fire & Rescue all were able to access the vehicle down the side of the mountain. There were two occupants in the vehicle. The CMR paramedics declared the female adult dead on the scene. The second occupant of the vehicle was an adult male who was in a critical condition. 

All crew on scene began attending to the adult male patient. Both of the occupants were trapped in the vehicle and were mechanically extricated. The adult male patient was airlifted by Air Mercy Service (AMS) up to the road to a waiting Netcare911 ambulance. He was transported to a local Cape Town hospital for further care. The helicopter returned to the scene to airlift the deceased female occupant to the roadside for transport. 

It is believed that the two occupants of the vehicle are tourists. We extend our deepest condolences to their family and friends and wish our male patient a quick recovery.

Thank you to all of the services on scene: Metro Rescue, Air Mercy Services, NSRI, towing services, Life Healthcare, NetCare911, City of Cape Town Fire & Rescue, SAPS and SanParks.

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