Two women were trapped in their vehicle when it crashed into a home in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal

19 March 2019 | Road Safety in the Media


Two women were trapped in their vehicle when it crashed into a home in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal

Two people were trapped in a Mercedes Benz after it crashed into a home next to the Metro Police Offices on Wick Street in the Verulam CBD a short while ago (Tuesday).

At approximately 12:37 members of Reaction Unit South Africa was called out to the scene by the public who heard the crash. Upon arrival Firefighters from the Ethekwini Fire & Rescue Services were in the process of removing the trapped women.

With the use of pneumatic tools, the passenger door was opened and one of the women was freed. The 68-year-old driver sustained head and spinal injuries. She was extricated from the vehicle by Medics and Fireman before being transported to Umhlanga Hospital.

According to the driver, she was approaching her home when she felt dizzy & weak. Instead of turning into her driveway she suddenly accelerated towards her home. The vehicle plowed through a wooden barrier before it crashed into the home which is a few meters below road level.

The passenger was not injured in the accident and did not require medical attention.

Two women were trapped in their vehicle when it crashed into a home in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal

Two women were trapped in their vehicle when it crashed into a home in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal

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