Woman crashes bakkie into barriers at toll plaza near Ermelo

A non-gating crash cushion diverted her from crashing into a solid slab of concrete that could have potentially killed her.

 Provincial Ambulance Service personnel treat the injured woman after she crashed the bakkie she was driving into the barrier at the toll gate. Photo: Wayne van der Walt

A woman crashed the bakkie she was travelling in into barriers at the N17 Toll Plaza on her way to Ermelo.

The incident happened just before 16:00 on Sunday.

The provincial ambulance service responded promptly and reported that the woman had possibly suffered a spinal injury.

A non-gating crash cushion diverted her from crashing into a solid slab of concrete that could have potentially killed her.

The redirective, non-gating crash cushions. Photo: Wayne van der Walt

According to an EMS paramedic, the woman was admitted to Mediclinic Ermelo for further treatment.

Along with EMS, All City Towing Services was also on the scene.

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