Driver veers off Chapman's Peak

2012-03-07 11:54

Cape Town - A 67-year-old woman had to be rescued from Chapman's Peak in Cape Town after her car veered off the road, the provincial health department said on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Keri Davids said emergency medical services arrived at the scene around 15:30 on Tuesday to find the car on a very steep slope, about 3km from the toll booths.

She said the car had travelled about 100m down from the road.

The woman apparently got out of the car once it had stopped and walked down towards the water to a safer spot.

"We dispatched two rescue units and a helicopter. The woman was airlifted, hoisted to a landing zone," Davids said.

The woman had no visible injuries but was taken to Constantiaberg hospital for observation.

The circumstances around the accident were not clear.

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  • May - 2012-03-07 15:15

    Lucky lady!

  • amanda - 2012-03-07 15:27

    Driving on Chappies you need to stay super alert and not let your eyes trail off to the views!

  • george.vanderwalt - 2012-03-07 17:17

    Did she drive a Mercedes ? Who remembers the controvecy between Merc and BMW ad's about the merc driving off (based on a real event)and the driver surviving and the BMW ad later on showing a BMW who stays on the road?

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