CAPE TOWN: A 7-MONTH OLD BABY DIED, 4 OTHER PEOPLE INJURED IN A COLLISION ON OTTERY ROAD

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Four people sustained moderate to serious injuries and a seven-month-old baby died in a collision between a car and a truck on Ottery Road near Skaapkraal this afternoon.

Shortly before 2pm, paramedics from ER24, Metro EMS, Life Healthcare, Traffic as well as Fire & Rescue Services arrived on the scene.

The seven-month-old baby was found outside the vehicle. It is believed that the child was ejected during the collision.

Three occupants, two adults and a seven-year-old, was found trapped inside the vehicle. Fire and Rescue services had to use hydraulic equipment to free them from the wreckage.

Once freed, they were treated and rushed to Groote Schuur Hospital.

The driver of the truck was not found on the scene. The exact circumstances surrounding the collision is not yet known.

Local authorities attended the scene and will investigate.

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