Men trapped for over two hours in overturned truck in KwaZulu-Natal

An overturned truck. Image: Ana

The men sustained moderate injuries.

Two men, believed to be in their 40s, were trapped for over two hours when the truck they were travelling in overturned on the R617 in Boston, Pietermaritzburg, paramedics said on Sunday.

Shortly before 7am, paramedics from ER24 and the local fire department arrived on the scene, ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said.

“They found the truck and trailer overturned on the side of the road. The cabin of the truck was crushed and both men were trapped inside of it. According to the men, the incident occurred about an hour before someone came across the incident.”

ER24 rescue paramedics and firefighters joined forces to stabilise the cabin and free the trapped men. Both were lucky to have sustained only moderate injuries. Once freed, they were transported by ER24 and EMRS to Edendale Hospital for further care, Vermaak said.
– African News Agency (ANA)

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