Car lands inside Durban house
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.