An elderly man survived, but is in a critical condition, after his vehicle veered down the mountainside and crashed on Wednesday morning [November 18]. According to an ER24 post, the man is believed to be in his 60’s and the accident occurred at 10am near Steebras Dam in Gordon’s Bay.

“At approximately 10h00 ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene to find the Western Cape Fire and Gordons Bay EMS already in attendance. Both services had already made their way down to the vehicle and had extricated the patient.

“Once the man had been brought to the roadside, medics assessed the man and found that he was in a critical condition, having sustained several serious injuries,” read the post. “The man was treated and provided with advanced life support interventions before he was transported to a nearby hospital for further care.”

No more information is available regarding the condition of the driver. Local authorities took over the scene to further investigate.

Picture: ER24

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