Man crushed by own truck

2013-06-07 11:02
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Johannesburg - A man was critically injured in Mamelodi East, east of Pretoria, after his own truck rolled over him on Friday, paramedics said.

"A 34-year-old man has suffered critical injuries after he was run over by a truck in his yard off Sibande street in Mamelodi East this morning [Friday]," said ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson.

"It appears to have been a freak accident where the man was actually the driver of the truck, and he is believed to have been moving the truck in his yard when he got out and for some reason the truck then moved and drove over the lower half of his body."

Jackson said the man's wife witnessed the accident and paramedics arrived to find her in a state of shock. Her husband was found lying on the ground.

The man has two broken legs and broken hips. He was stabilised on the scene and airlifted to Doctor George Mukhari hospital for further treatment.
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