Lucky escape from hatch dragged 50 metres by truck

2010-09-15 00:00

A COUPLE driving on the N3 northbound near the Liberty Midlands Mall had a lucky escape yesterday afternoon when the car in which they were travelling collided with a truck and was dragged 50 metres.

The Toyota Tazz was found in the left hand lane of the freeway with the truck just a few metres away.

The woman passenger, who sustained possible neck and back injuries and was badly shaken, was found seated in the back and the driver of the car was found walking around at the scene.

The two were taken to hospital for further medical care.

Derrick Banks of ER 24 said the authorities were still investigating how the accident occurred.

He said traffic was backed up, making it difficult for paramedics to reach the injured couple.

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