10-ton truck ploughs into house

2011-03-11 14:23
The driver of a heavy goods truck has been taken to hospital after losing control of the vehicle and bursting through a fence and into a house in Olivedale. (Netcare 911)

The driver of a heavy goods truck has been taken to hospital after losing control of the vehicle and bursting through a fence and into a house in Olivedale. (Netcare 911)

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Johannesburg - A truck driver was injured after he crashed his 10-ton truck into an Olivedale home on Friday, emergency services said.

Spokesperson Percy Morokane said it appeared the driver lost control of his vehicle as he was taking a sharp bend and crashed into the house, breaching the outer wall.

The driver sustained pelvic injuries and was taken to the Olivedale Clinic for further treatment.

The truck remained lodged in the house. None of the occupants of the home were injured. The truck is the second vehicle to crash into the home in the last year, Morokane said.

Structural engineers were called to the scene to assess the damage to the home, determine whether it was still habitable and to determine how to remove the vehicle.

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