PHOTOS: Jaws of Life used to free victims after tree crushes taxi

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STATEMENT BY RESCUE CARE:

The driver and passenger were seriously injured after a tree collapsed onto a passing taxi on Trafford Road in Westmead just after 6am on Wednesday morning.

Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find that a tree had collapsed crushing a passing taxi. The driver and a passenger were entrapped in the taxi and Rescue Care Advanced Life Support Paramedics worked to stabilize the patients while the Netcare911 Rescue Unit together with the Durban fire department used the Jaws of life to cut the patients from the vehicle.

Once free, both patients were transported to hospital for the further care that they required.

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

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