Netcare 911 paramedics, its rescue and other services responded to an accident on Robert Broom in Rant-en-Dal, Krugersdorp this afternoon.

Upon their arrival on scene they found that a motor vehicle had left the road way and collided with a tree. A female and young boy were found to be in a critical condition and were both entrapped in the vehicle. Services had to make use of the Jaws of Life to extricate the two patients from the vehicle.

The Netcare1 helicopter was activated to airlift the critically injured boy to hospital while the woman was rushed to hospital for the urgent medical care that they required.

Exact detail to the cause of the accident and preceding events will remain the subject of a police investigation.