N2 Mandeni, 3 hour rescue
The driver of a heavy goods vehicle lost control of his vehicle on the N2 North bound lane before Mandeni, during the early hours of this morning. The truck plummeted down an 80m embankment before landing on its roof in dense vegetation.
The driver sustained critical injuries and was severely entrapped within the cab of the truck. The passenger was fortunate to escape with minor injuries. After the collision the passenger managed to climb the steep embankment and walked approximatly 4 km to the toll gate to call for emergency assistance.
Rescuers had to cut down trees and thick vegetation before the they could get to the truck. While under the care of IPSS advanced life support paramedic, rescuers took 3 hours before the critically injured driver was freed from the wreckage using the jaws of life.
Both patients were transported to hospital by IPSS Medical Rescue
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