Motorists make off with booze as truck crashes

2015-01-28 14:30

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Durban - Four people have been seriously injured after a truck carrying a load of beer crashed on the R34 near Blood River, KwaZulu-Natal.

Robert McKenzie from the KZN Emergency Medical Services told News24 that paramedics responded to the accident in northern KwaZulu-Natal, and found four people, the driver and three occupants, in a serious condition.

In a bizarre twist, paramedics witnessed passing motorists stopping and loading the unguarded beer from the truck into their vehicles while the patients were being seen to, before driving off.

The four injured passengers have since been stabilised and transported to Madadeni Hospital in Newcastle for continued care.

The cause of the crash is still unknown, and being investigated by the police, McKenzie added.

This is not the first incident of roadside thieving to take place recently.

Last week, a crowd of people tried to hack meat off live cattle after a trailer they were being transported in overturned on the N1 in Gauteng.

The driver allegedly lost control of the truck near the Grasmere toll plaza around 17:00 last Tuesday after rocks were thrown at his vehicle from a bridge.

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