23 Sep 2017, Cape Town: A 71-year-old man was left critically injured yesterday afternoon when two light motor vehicles and a truck collided on the N1 highway in Plattekloof in the Western Cape.
ER24 paramedics, along with the fire services, arrived on the scene and found all three vehicles in the middle of the road. Several people were found walking around the vehicles.
Upon closer inspection, paramedics found one man lying trapped inside one of the vehicles. The man was also found in a critical condition.
Rescue services had to use specialized equipment to free the man from the vehicle.
Once freed, paramedics treated the man and provided him with advanced life support interventions. The man was thereafter transported to a nearby hospital for further care.
Local authorities will be investigating this matter further.