Driver jumps out of tumbling truck, dies

2012-02-09 07:28
Pietermaritzburg - A man died after a truck plunged down an embankment in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said.

Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha said the driver tried to jump out of the vehicle but landed under the rear wheels of the trailer.

"Tragically the man died on scene due to the extensive injuries that he sustained."

Botha said reports from the scene indicated that the truck plunged about 25 metres down the embankment at around 05:40.

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