Traffic came to a standstill last Friday morning when both lanes were closed after a head-on collision in the Outeniqua Pass.
GEORGE NEWS - Inclement weather last Friday morning led to a head-on collision in the Outeniqua Pass, leaving a woman (67) with serious back injuries.
According to Provincial Head of Traffic Kenny Africa, the driver of a Volkswagen bakkie lost control of his vehicle on his way to George.
Africa said the road was very wet and the bakkie first collided with an oncoming truck before crashing into a white Honda. The accident happened at around 07:00. The female driver of the Honda had to be cut from the wreck. Both the Honda and the SAB truck were traveling in the direction of Oudtshoorn when the bakkie skidded into them.
The bakkie hit the truck just as the driver of the Honda was about to overtake the truck on a turn with an extra lane for traffic heading towards Oudtshoorn. According to the police the bakkie then hit the Honda with such force that it came to a stop on the other side of the road.
The driver was first taken to George Mediclinic, but transferred the next day to the Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Cape Town. She sustained back injuries and multiple fractures.
"The bakkie landed on it's roof, but the driver was unharmed," said const. Rachel Hendriks, communication officer of George Police.
The pass was closed for almost two hours after the accident. Both ER24 and Metro emergency services were on the scene.