Arrive Alive Logo
Arrive Alive 10 YearsReport Bad Driving
LATEST NEWS
Two severely injured in Pinetown truck accident
04 August 2011 | From Arrive Alive

4 August 2011

A serious collision occurred this morning on the M13 highway in the direction of Pinetown. The cause of the collision is still unknown, but it involved one flatbed, 18-wheeler truck.

The driver of the truck had allegedly lost control of the vehicle whilst coming around a corner near the suburb Gillitts. The truck then veered out of control on the highway crossing both lanes before crashing through the centre median. The truck then crossed the opposite side of the highway miraculously missing all oncoming traffic. Finally the truck crashed through the opposite barrier before overturning and coming to a stop in a residential back yard.

When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene they could see that the collision was severe judging by the amount of damage sustained to the vehicle. There were 2 occupants in the truck. Both men were ejected from the driver’s cabin as the vehicle overturned.

The passenger was found a few meters away from the wreck. The man had sustained severe injuries to various parts of his body and was in a critical condition. Paramedics then treated the passenger at the scene. The man was then transported to hospital by another ambulance service.

The driver of the truck was found pinned under the wrecked vehicle. Local fire and rescue services used specialised hydraulic rescue equipment to cut away pieces of the truck in order to free the man. The man had sustained severe injuries and paramedics had to perform Advanced Life Support intervention on the patient.

Both men were transported to the Albert Luthuli hospital where they were admitted in a critical condition. Local law enforcement authorities were at the scene and will be investigating the incident further.

Andre Visser, ER24

Share This Page
Tell a Friend | Print this Page
NEWS ARTICLES
16 Apr 2014 | From Arrive Alive
A 10-year-old child is in a critical condition after being hit by a vehicle at the Marina and South African Road intersection in Cosmo City, Johannesburg north early this morning. ER24 paramedics arrived on scene to find the young girl lying in the middle of the road. The patient had...
16 Apr 2014 | Road Safety in the Media
14 people were injured, two critically, when their taxi overturned on the R21 near Kempton Park in Johannesburg East, late this afternoon.   ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on scene to find the badly damaged taxi sitting in the fast lane.    The...
16 Apr 2014 | Road Safety in the Media
The coming Easter Period holidays is the most challenging in the road traffic management calendar. Thousands of motorists comprising of holiday makers, migrant workers, religious pilgrims and freight transport operators will be travelling the length and breadth of our major arterial road networks...
15 Apr 2014 | From Arrive Alive
A bakkie transporting farm workers has over turned on the R612 between Ixopo and Creighton, this afternoon. KZN Emergency Medical Services paramedics from the Ixopo base responded to the call which had been received by the emergency call management center in Ixopo.   The paramedics...
15 Apr 2014 | Road Safety Highlights
A total of 937 792 tourists visited South Africa during December 2013, making it the highest ever recorded number of tourists in the country in any one month. This was an increase of 7,6% from the 871 774 tourists recorded in December 2012. Month-to-month comparison indicates that tourists...
15 Apr 2014 | Department of Transport
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Dr Ismail Vadi together with MEC for the Department of Economic Development, Eric Xayiya, will on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 officially launch the GoGauteng application at Emoyeni Conference Centre, Johannesburg.   The app will include all modes of...
News Archive
News ArticleView Article
School child critical after collision View
14 injured on their way homeas taxi overturn on R21 near Kempton Park View
Another critical period in the road traffic management calendar of the country View
Farm workers injured in bakkie collision in KZN View
Tourists visiting South Africa reached a record high of nearly one million in December 2013 alone View
MEC Vadi and Xayiya to launch Go Gauteng transport innovation app View
Address by Deputy Transport Minister at Official Opening of the National Route through Ventersburg View
Biker critical after side swipe collision View
South Africa sends condolences to Nigeria following blast View
Two killed, 8 injured in bakkie collision View
12345678910...
PARTNERS
OUTsurance
TomTom
Imperial I-Pledge
Toyota
Lexus
Ctrack Secure
MiX Telematics
Standard Bank
Gabriel
Autozone
Shatterprufe
Eskom
RoadCover
PG Glass
Grandmark
PSA Professional Breathalysers
Breathalysers
Smart Automotive Components
Textar
Intercape
Food Sure
Arrive Alive On Facebook
Arrive Alive On Twitter
Partner
USEFUL LINKS
Home  |  
Contact  |  
Browser  |  
Disclaimer  |  
CMS  |  
© 2014 - All Rights Reserved www.arrivealive.co.za
Chillies