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Truck driver killed after crashing into embankment

Truck driver killed

Gauteng: At 20H38 Wednesday night Netcare 911 responded to reports of a collision on Comaro Drive in Glenvista.

Reports from the scene indicate that the driver of a heavy motor vehicle lost control resulting in the truck coming to rest against an embankment in a small stream approximately two-hundred meters away from the Comaro Drive T-junction.

Truck driver killed

When medics arrived on scene the members of the public were already removing some of the freight by hand in order to reach the driver who was also the only occupant.

The patient who was heavily entrapped was assessed by Emergency Care Practitioners but sadly showed no signs of life and was declared deceased on the scene.

Truck driver killed

The Fire and Rescue Services used hydraulic tools to gain access to the patient however due to the wreckage being so extensive a heavy vehicle recovery team was used to pull the cab away from the embankment.

All necessary authorities were on the scene.

Media Liaison Officer
Netcare Limited
Netcare 911

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