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Update: Old Paarl Road Motor Vehicle Accident

23 June 2011

The Provincial Western Cape Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident earlier this morning.

Old Paarl Road, Stikland (opposite the Provincial Stikland Hospital) at 07:18: In a collision between a minibus taxi and a car, which led to a secondary accident when two other private vehicles crashed into the first accident, two females were declared dead on arrival and 17 survivors have been transported to various health institutions. Patients sustained serious head and pelvic injuries, leg fractures and burns. They have been treated and transported by DoH: EMS, AMS and ER24 paramedics and medical practitioners to the provincial GF Jooste, Groote Schuur and Tygerberg hospitals, as well as Kuils River Medi Clinic and Eerste River CHC.

DoH: EMS and ER24 responded to the call, dispatching five land ambulances and two air ambulances (AMS and ER24 Chopper) to the scene.

For more information about the accident and transportation of patients, please call:

Keri Davids
EMS Spokesperson
Department of Health
Cell: 083 286 4227

Andre Visser
ER24 Media Liaison
Cell:084 211 2277

For the update on the conditions of patients, contact:

Alaric Jacobs
Groote Schuur Hospital
Cell: 083 412 5608

Laticia Pienaar
Tygerberg Hospital
Cell: 073 464 2034

Sitembiso Magubane
GF Jooste Hospital and Eerste River CHC
Cell: 071 315 3581

For more information about the deceased, contact:

Zolani Zenzile
Department of Health: FPS Spokesperson
Cell: 078 519 3636