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31 December 2011

Tree lands on vehicle during storm

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A woman believed to be in her later 40’s had sustained serious injuries after an Oak Tree fell on top of her car in her driveway in Loteni Road, Notthingham Road this afternoon.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found the Oak Tree across the front of the bakkie with the driver still inside and entrapped. Paramedics assessed the patient that suspected possible neck and back injuries and multiple cuts and bruises to her body. Advanced Life Support had to be performed while the Fire Department used the Jaws of Life and other rescue equipment to extricate her from the vehicle. Once freed, she was transported to Howick Private in a serious but stable condition for further medical intervention.

It is believed that the woman had just arrived home and had approached her gate during a storm, when the tree fell over onto her car.

- ER24