It has now been learnt that the occupants of a vehicle which plunged off the pass at Chapman’s Peak Drive and down towards the ocean in Cape Town, were actually foreigners who were visiting the country. The accident is believed to have occurred on Friday, 5 March 2021.

The woman was declared dead at the scene while the man managed to survive and is fighting for his life in hospital.

“It is believed that the two occupants of the vehicle are tourists. We extend our deepest condolences to their family and friends and wish our male patient a quick recovery,” Cape Medical Response said.

Chapman’s Peak accident – here’s what happened

At this point, it remains unclear exactly which country they were visiting from and how the pair is related.

Paramedics were alerted of the accident at Chapman’s Peak Drive at approximately 15:30. When they got to the scene, they attended to the two victims, who were trapped inside the vehicle.

“On arrival on scene, the CMR paramedic, ambulance crew, NSRI and Fire & Rescue all were able to access the vehicle down the side of the mountain. There were two occupants in the vehicle. The CMR paramedics declared the female adult dead on the scene. The second occupant of the vehicle was an adult male who was in a critical condition,” Cape Medical Response further said.

They both had to be mechanically extricated from the vehicle and the male victim was then airlifted by Air Mercy Service (AMS) up to the road to a waiting Netcare911 ambulance.

“He was transported to a local Cape Town hospital for further care. The helicopter returned to the scene to airlift the deceased female occupant to the roadside for transport,” they added.

“Thank you to all of the services on scene: Metro Rescue, Air Mercy Services, NSRI, towing services, Life Healthcare, NetCare911, City of Cape Town Fire & Rescue, SAPS and SanParks”

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Presh JM Reporter

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