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A taxi driver and a passenger were injured after a tree fell on their vehicle.
A taxi driver and a passenger were injured after a tree fell on their vehicle.
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  • A taxi driver and a passenger were injured in Durban after a tree landed on their taxi.
  • Both were trapped and the Jaws of Life had to be used to remove them.
  • They were taken to hospital.

A taxi driver and passenger were seriously injured after a tree fell on a taxi on Trafford Road in Westmead, Durban on Wednesday morning.

"Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find that a tree had collapsed, crushing a passing taxi," Rescue Care spokesperson Rowan Scandroglio said.

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"The driver and a passenger were entrapped in the taxi and Rescue Care Advanced Life Support Paramedics worked to stabilise the patients while the Netcare 911 Rescue Unit, together with the Durban fire department, used the Jaws of Life to cut the patients from the vehicle." 

A tree fell on a taxi in Durban
Two people were injured after a tree fell on a taxi in Durban.
A taxi driver and his passenger were hospitalised
A taxi driver and his passenger had to be hospitalised after a tree fell on their vehicle.
A taxi driver and passenger had to be rescued afte
A taxi driver and a passenger were injured after a tree fell on their vehicle.

He said that, once free, both people were transported to hospital for further care.

"The events leading up to the incident are unknown, however, SAPS were on the scene and will be investigating further."

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