[BENONI] – Woman airlifted to hospital after car crashes into tree.

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A woman, believed to be in her 60s, was airlifted to hospital when her vehicle crashed into a tree off Tatius Road in Crystal Park in Benoni.

ER24 personnel, arrived on the scene to find another service already in attendance.

On closer inspection, paramedics found a light motor vehicle off to the side of the road near a tree. A woman was found lying trapped inside the driver seat of the vehicle in a critical condition, while the passenger was already being treated by another service.

Rescue services had to used specialized rescue equipment to free the woman from vehicle, an operation lasting 45 minutes.

Once extricated, the woman was treated for her injuries and provided with advanced life support interventions. After treatment, the woman was airlifted by the ER24 Oneplan Helicopter to a private hospital.

The passenger from the vehicle was treated and transported by another service.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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