Sep 25, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Delivery van driver killed in KZN horror crash

Pietermaritzburg firefighters, Mi7 paramedics and local tow truck drivers worked for two hours on Tuesday morning to recover the body of a van driver who was trapped under a bus on the N3 near the Peter Brown Drive exit in Pietermaritzburg.< / p>

Mi7 spokesman Amil Umraw said paramedics were dispatched after reports of a car crash on the southbound N3 between Peter Brown Drive and Armitage Road, leaving the delivery vehicle wedged under the bus. Occupants of a truck were involved and the bus escaped unharmed.

“The occupants of the bus were found standing on the median. Only one passenger was checked for injuries. The occupants of the truck were also unharmed. However, a male occupant was trapped in the wreckage of the delivery vehicle and trapped under the bus.

“After two hours of concerted rescue efforts, the man was freed. He succumbed to his injuries upon examination [but it was established],” Umraw said.

Due to clean-up efforts, traffic was backed up on both sides of the N3 lane.

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