Truck rolls down embankment leaving one dead, another seriously injured

A man was killed, and another seriously injured this morning when a truck rolled down an embankment off the N3 Highway in Lions River, KwaZulu Natal.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 07h15 to find another service already in attendance.

Upon closer inspection, paramedics found a large truck lying 30m metres down an embankment. Two men were found lying near the cab of the truck.

Paramedics assessed the men and found that one man had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Unfortunately, nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.

The second man was assessed and found to have sustained numerous injuries, leaving him in a serious condition. The man was treated for his injuries and was provided with pain-relief medication. Once treated, the SAPS Search and Rescue raised the man to the awaiting ambulance utilizing various rescue equipment.

The man was later transported to Life Hilton Hospital for further treatment.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

SOURCE : ER24

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