Vehicle plunges down Chapmans Peak

Vehicle plunges down Chapmans Peak

A man was seriously injured when his car plunged down Chapmans Peak this morning. 

Chapmans Peak

According to a statement, rescuers could not determine the location of the car and the NSRI launched their sea rescue craft to join the search.

Chapmans Peak Drive was closed to traffic during the rescue operation.

"On arriving on the scene two NSRI rescue swimmers were deployed from the sea rescue craft onto the shoreline where they located the vehicle approximately 50 meters from the water's edge," the statement read.

One of the occupants of the car was found next to the road and it is believed that the man had been ejected from the vehicle as it rolled over terrain and down the mountainside.


It was confirmed that the 32 year old man, believed to be from Johannesburg, was the only occupant of the vehicle. 

"The man was found to be conscious and in a stable condition but suffering head injuries and cuts and bruises," the NSRI said.

Police have opened an investigation into the accident and top determine the cause of the accident.

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