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1 Dead 3 Injured in Horror Truck Accident

1 Dead 3 Injured in M7 Truck Accident

One person has died and three more are fighting for their lives in hospital after a horrific accident on the M7 East Bound under the N2 Bridge.

Rescue Care operations director, Garrith Jamieson said they arrived on the scene to find carnage. He said it is alleged that a truck reportedly lost control and ploughed into stationary vehicles at the intersection before it collided into the pillar.

“The impact was so severe that the truck’s engine landed some distance from the truck,” said Jamieson.

“The driver was found ejected with multiple critical injuries, the Lenmed 1 Aeromedical Helicopter was called in to rapidly transport the man to a nearby Hospital,” he added.

Jamieson said two passengers in the truck were found entrapped in the wreckage and the Durban Fire Department worked to free them.

“Unfortunately, one man had sustained major injuries and he was declared deceased on the scene,” he said.

“The second passenger was placed on a manual ventilator before being transported to a nearby Hospital for further care,” he said.

One of the vehicle drivers had also sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision.

He also said at this stage the events leading up to the collision is unknown however SAPS were on the scene and will be investigating further.

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