Estcourt: truck driver shot in robbery on N3

2011-05-25 00:00

TWO truck drivers were assaulted and one shot during a robbery on the N3 near Shell Ultra City in Estcourt in the early hours of yesterday morning.

It is believed that the drivers — who were heading towards Gauteng — stopped on the side of the road to inspect their vehicles. Then a group of men approached them from a nearby bush and attacked them.

“They were assaulted and all their belongings were stolen. It is unclear why the one truck driver was shot,” said ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks.

He said paramedics from Pietermaritzburg responded to the call and drove all the way to help the victims.

Banks said the drivers were taken to a nearby clinic where one of the victims was found to have been shot in the buttocks. He was transferred to Pietermaritzburg’s Medi-Clinic.

— Witness Reporter.

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