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Media Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident on Franschhoek Pass

28 June 2011

The Provincial Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently working on the scene of a motor vehicle accident where a Sasko flour truck lost control due to brake failure and plunged over the side of the mountain in the Franschhoek Pass.

EMS Rescue has been on the scene since after 07:00 this morning. A rescue crane and Jaws of Life were used for the trapped driver.

One adult male was declared dead on arrival and one seriously injured male was flown to Vincent Palotti by Skymed which left at 11:00. Another two less injured males were taken to Paarl Medi-Cllinic.

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