Two die in truck calamity
DURBAN – Two people have been killed and three others injured after two trucks and a bakkie collided on the M7 East before Wakesleigh Road today.
Around 11:20am Rescue Care Paramedics were called to a horrific collision on the M7, upon arrival they found that two men were entrapped under each truck, it is alledged that the two men were working on the broken down truck when the other truck crashed into them and then into a bakkie.
One man had already passed away before Paramedics arrival and the second man had sustained critical injuries. Advanced Life Support Paramedics worked underneath the truck to stabilise the man. Durban Search and Rescue were called to assist and with the help of a large tow truck rig the truck was lifted off the man.
The man was placed on a manual ventilator and rushed through to a nearby trauma unit however, a short while after he arrived he went into cardiac arrest and despite efforts from paramedics and Doctors he was declared deceased.
Two occupants from the bakkie had sustained moderate injuries and were stabilised on the scene before being transported to a nearby hospital for further care. The second truck driver was also transported to hospital for minor injuries.
At this stage the exact cause of the collision is unknown .SAPS were on the scene for further investigation.