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[DURBANVILLE] – Three-vehicle collision leaves one dead, child critical.

A woman was killed and a young boy left critically injured following a three-vehicle collision on Vissershok Road near Durbanville, Western Cape.

ER24 paramedics, along with Metro Rescue and Western Cape Fire, arrived on the scene at 07h20 to find the vehicles in the middle of the busy road. On closer inspection, medics found a woman and a boy, believed to be 7-years-old, lying trapped inside the one light motor vehicle, both in a critical condition

Rescue Services had to use specialised equipment to free the two entrapped patients.

Unfortunately, during the extrication, the woman succumbed to her numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for her and she was declared dead.

Once extricated, the boy was treated for his injuries and provided with advanced life support interventions. Shortly after the boy was airlifted by the Red Cross AMS helicopter to a nearby hospital.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.