One man was killed and four others sustained injuries when a Hyundai i10 crashed into a wall on the corner of Mill and Buitenkant streets in Gardens, on Monday morning.
According to ER24 spokesperson, Ineke van Huyssteen, an ER24 paramedic came across the incident at 6am, just before her shift started.
Upon further assessment, paramedics found a woman, believed to be 19 years old in a serious condition, trapped inside the vehicle.
Metro Rescue had to use the jaws of life to extricate the woman.
“Four men, believed to be in their 20s, were lying outside of the vehicle. It is believed that members of the public removed them from the vehicle. Unfortunately, the one man had succumbed to his injuries and he was declared dead on the scene.
“The other three men sustained injuries ranging from moderate to serious. ER24 and Metro EMS transported the patients to Groote Schuur Hospital as well as New Somerset Hospital for further medical care,” said Ms Huyssteen.
She added that the exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not yet known to paramedics.