South Africa 13.3.2018 11:08 am

Trucker hit and killed by truck in Olifantsfontein

Image credit: Thinkstock

Image credit: Thinkstock

Paramedics say they found the body of a man lying in the slow lane of the highway, a few metres away from his truck.

A trucker was killed after he was hit by a truck on the R21 southbound highway in Olifantsfontein, ER24 said on Tuesday.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said on Monday afternoon paramedics found the body of a man lying in the slow lane of the highway, a few metres away from his truck. β€œIt is understood that the man had climbed out of his truck and was struck by the second truck,” said Meiring.

He said a second truck was found parked a short distance away on the side of the road.

β€œA man was assessed and found that he had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Unfortunately, nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead,” said Meiring.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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