Car lands in­side Dur­ban house

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A 45-YEAR-OLD woman is lucky to be alive af­ter crash­ing her ve­hi­cle through the roof of a Dur­ban home yes­ter­day.

The crum­pled re­mains of the car came to rest in a spare room of the house with the driver still trapped in the wreck­age.

Mirac­u­lously, three chil- dren, who were play­ing in a next door room, es­caped in­jury.

Net­care 911 spokesper­son Chris Botha said: “Paramedics and other ser­vices re­sponded to a col­li­sion in River­dene Drive, New­lands.

“Re­ports in­di­cate that the ve­hi­cle failed to stop at a T-junc­tion, crashed through a bound­ary wall and then smashed through the roof of a house.

“The res­cue of­fi­cer used the jaws of life to re­move the roof of the car so they could free the woman from the twisted metal.

“Paramedics had to clam­ber over rub­ble with their equip­ment to get to the pa­tient be­fore she could be sta­bilised,” he said.

Botha said that no­body else was in­jured.

Net­care 911 res­cue of­fi­cers Con­rad Jones, left, and Gary Paul in­spect the home in New­lands which a car crashed into.


The roof af­ter the car plunged into the home.

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