Mother killed, son injured following horror Hans Dettman crash

Three vehicles had collided before one vehicle burst into flames and one overturned, coming to rest on its side.

A woman in her 40s was killed following a horrific three-vehicle collision on Hans Detman Highway near Shallcross on Saturday afternoon.

According to operations director of Rescue Care, Garrith Jamieson, three vehicles had collided before one vehicle burst into flames and one overturned, coming to rest on its side.

“The entire roadway was closed. The woman was severely entrapped in her vehicle and in a critical condition. Firefighters worked to cut her free while Advanced Life Support paramedics worked to stabilise her. Once freed, the woman went into cardiac arrest and resuscitation efforts began,” he said.

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After a short while, paramedics regained a pulse and the woman was rushed to a nearby hospital where she sadly passed away.

It is believed that the woman’s teenage son, who was also in the car, sustained moderate injuries. He was transported to hospital for further medical treatment.

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“Two other drivers were also treated at the scene with one being critically injured as result of the fire after the crash. Both men were transported to hospital,” added Jamieson.

At this stage, the events leading up to the collision are unknown. However, the police were at the scene and will be investigating further.

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Bianca Lalbahadur

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