Media Alert: EMS Responded to Motor Vehicle Accident on N7 | Western Cape Government


Media Alert: EMS Responded to Motor Vehicle Accident on N7

21 November 2011

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle accident on the N7 early this morning:

N7 near Atlantis - At 06:22 - In a head-on collision between a taxi, truck and car, EMS personnel attended to 12 patients on the scene, of which:

- Two adult males sustained serious head injuries and had to be airlifted to Groote Schuur and Tygerberg hospitals by the AMS/ Rescue and ER24 choppers. One of the passengers in the car had to be removed from the wreckage by EMS Rescue Technicians using the Jaws of Life.
- Two adult males suffered possible lower leg and rib fractures and were transported to Groote Schuur Hospital by ambulance.
- Five patients coded serious due to lower leg fractures and injuries were transported to New Somerset Hospital.
- Three patients sustained minor injuries and were transported to Atlantis Community Health Clinic.

Media Enquiries: 

For more information on the accident:
Keri Davids
EMS Spokesperson
Cell: 083 286 4227

André Visser
ER24 Spokesperson
Cell: 084 211 2277

For more information on the condition of the patients:
Laticia Pienaar
Tygerberg Hospital Spokesperson
Cell: 073 464 2034

Alaric Jacobs
Groote Schuur Hospital Spokesperson
Cell: 083 412 5608