Woman killed and toddler injured in Vaal Marina accident last night

VAAL MARINA - Paramedics say a woman was killed and a 14-month-old critically injured last night when their light motor vehicle rolled and crashed into a tree on the R54 in Vaal Marina. ER24 arrived shortly after 19:00 to find another service already in attendance. A light motor vehicle was found upright on the side of the road against a tree. The Provincial Fire Services had already extricated a man, woman and infant from the car. Medics assessed the patients and found that the woman and the 14-month-old girl had sustained numerous injuries and were in a critical condition. The man had fortunately escaped injury. Medics treated the patients and provided the woman and infant with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, the patients were transported to nearby hospitals for further care. Unfortunately, on route to the hospital, the woman succumbed to her injuries. ER24 said the details surrounding this incident are unknown, but local authorities were on the scene to investigate further.


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