Maritzburg man wedges car in tree

2016-08-21 13:00


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Cape Town – A man was lucky to escape injury after his car ended up in a tree in Pietermaritzburg, paramedics said on Sunday.

It is believed the man lost control of his vehicle, hit a pole, crashed through a fence and landed the vehicle more than a metre high up in a tree, said ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing.

Paramedics rushed to Mayors Walk Road on Saturday night and found the man, in his 30s, still in the vehicle.

"He was assisted and he came down the tree safely," said Bodasing.

His car was removed by towing services.

In another incident, in Johannesburg, a man was found dead in his car in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Bodasing said they found the vehicle hanging over an embankment, between a tree and wall, in Bramley.

Officials used the Jaws of Life to extricate the man and he was declared dead at the scene.

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