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WATCH: Audi TT crashes, goes airborne in Sandton

2017-09-11 13:54

Image: Twitter / Arrive Alive

Johannesburg - A young woman has survived an incredible crash behind the wheel of an Audi TT. CCTV captured the moment her vehicle went airborne in Sandton, Johannesburg.

ER24 reported that a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was left critically injured following a collision in the early hours of Sunday morning on Rivonia Road in Sandton, Johannesburg.

ER24 paramedics responded to the scene after receiving the emergency call at 5:15am.

Wrecked vehicle

ER24 says after paramedics treated the woman and initiated advanced life support interventions, in an effort to stabilize her vital signs. Once treated, the woman was transported to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital for urgent care.

CCTV footage of the incident shows that the vehicle veered off the road and became airborne, crashing into a sign post and coming to rest against a wall.

Read more defensive driving tips here.

Arrive Alive's Johan Jonck says: "With approximately 15 000 road deaths in South Africa yearly it should be clear to South Africans that they need to focus on defensive driving and road behaviour. 

"We share the roads with too many reckless and lawless road users to merely assume that you will be safe. Defensive driving is being prepared for emergencies and allowing you the best time, space and alertness to respond swiftly and effectively."

Arrive Alive shares defensive driving tips:

Definition: Defensive driving is the practice of maintaining an awareness of road and weather conditions, other vehicles, road users and potentially hazardous situations and then taking steps to prevent becoming the cause of or becoming involved in a road crash.

The description of defensive driving also refers to the following:

- Reducing the risk of collision by anticipating dangerous situations, adverse conditions or the mistakes of others.
- Implementing driving techniques that enable drivers to address identified hazards in a predictable manner.
- Driving with an increased awareness of everything happening around you while driving.
- Driving characterized by prudence, diligence and reasonable cautiousness with the goal of making the road a safe place not only for a defensive driver but also for other road users.

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