A vehicle crashed into the cafeteria at Mediclinic Cape Gate, resulting in injuries to eight individuals, including staff, the driver, a passenger, and bystanders.
Mediclinic Cape Gate cafeteria crash: Speculation mounts over motorist’s condition
At around 12:00 on Tuesday, 5 December, a startling incident occurred at Mediclinic Cape Gate when a motorist crashed their vehicle into the hospital’s cafeteria.
The crash caused immediate chaos and concern among patients, visitors, and staff at the facility.
In a statement to Swisher Post, Mediclinic Southern Africa confirmed the collision resulted in injuries to eight individuals.
This included two staff members from the cafeteria, the driver and passenger of the vehicle, and several bystanders who were in the vicinity.
Emergency assistance was promptly provided on-site, and the injured were further assessed in the hospital’s Emergency Centre.
While sources informed Swisher Post that the motorist veered toward the cafeteria after allegedly suffering a heart attack, Mediclinic Southern Africa made it clear “we are not in a position to speculate as to the cause of the crash or any details around the driver.”
In response to the traumatic nature of the incident, Mediclinic announced that they would provide emotional trauma counselling to support those impacted.
“We would like to thank all hospital staff for their quick response and support,” the hospital said.
An investigation is likely underway to determine the cause and any contributing factors.