A 55-year-old woman died on Friday afternoon after her vehicle veered off a cliff on Chapman’s Peak Drive near Hout Bay.
A man who was also in the vehicle sustained critical injuries and had to be airlifted to hospital.
Police spokesperson FC Van Wyk said a case of culpable homicide is being investigated.
According to information shared by the Cape Medical Response, they recieved a request by Metro Rescue to dispatch a paramedic and ambulance to Chapman’s Peak Drive at 15:30 following reports of a motor vehicle that had gone over the side.
“On arrival on scene, the CMR paramedic, ambulance crew, NSRI and Fire & Rescue all were able to access the vehicle down the side of the mountain. There were two occupants in the vehicle. The CMR paramedics declared the female adult dead on the scene. The second occupant of the vehicle was an adult male who was in a critical condition. All crew on scene began attending to the adult male patient. Both of the occupants were trapped in the vehicle and were mechanically extricated. The adult male patient was airlifted by Air Mercy Service (AMS) up to the road to a waiting Netcare911 ambulance. He was transported to a local Cape Town hospital for further care. The helicopter returned to the scene to airlift the deceased female occupant to the roadside for transport.”-Cape Medical Response.
Cape Medical Response further said that it is believed that the two occupants of the vehicle were visiting the country.