A three-year-old boy seriously injured in a horrific head-on collision on Chapman’s Peak last week was discharged from hospital on Tuesday December 4.
When ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene just before 5pm on Thursday November 29, first responders from the Hout Bay fire station were busy treating the child. Paramedics found that the boy had sustained serious head injuries.
The child was travelling with his parents, who are from Alberton in Gauteng, when their Renault collided with a Corsa bakkie.
“ER24 initiated advanced life support interventions before transporting the boy to a nearby field (Hout Bay sports complex) where he was airlifted by medical helicopter to hospital for further medical care. A woman also sustained minor injuries but refused transportation to hospital,” said ER24 spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen.
A spokesperson at the Hout Bay fire station said he had been in contact with the boy’s father, who revealed his son was released from the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on Tuesday this week.
The boys parent’s and the driver of the Corsa bakkie did not sustain serious injuries.
Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Tanya Lesch said a case of reckless and negligence driving was opened.