Car crashed through the roof of a house

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Car crashed through the roof of  a house
Car crashed through the roof of a house Photo: Arrive Alive

On 23 June 2017 at 07:43, the Netcare 911 paramedics and other services responded to a collision in Riverdene Drive, Newlands. Reports from the scene 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.

Exact detail to the cause of the incident will remain a subject for police comment. Paramedics and the Netcare 911 rescue officer arrived at the scene and found that the crumpled remains of the car had come to rest in a spare room of the house with the driver still trapped in the wreckage.

Three children were in the house at the time but fortunately were in the Main bedroom adjacent to the spare room. The Netcare 911 rescue officer used the Jaws of Life to remove the roof of the car so that they could free the forty-five-year-old female from the twisted metal. Paramedics had to clamber over rubble with their equipment to get to the patient before she could be stabilized. After the patient was extricated from the vehicle, they transported her to a nearby hospital for the care that she required. Nobody else was injured in this accident.

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