Botha’s Hill R103 truck accident

2016-05-03 06:00
The truck is hoisted back up in Botha’s Hill. Photo: supplied

The truck is hoisted back up in Botha’s Hill. Photo: supplied

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NETCARE 911 paramedics and the fire services responded to a call after a truck had plunged off a 40-metre embankment on the R103 in Botha’s Hill on Monday.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said the truck, with two occupants, was rounding a bend when the vehicle veered off the road, plunged down the side of the mountain and came to rest near the railway lines.

“The Netcare rescue officer found that two people escaped with their lives and had sustained moderate injuries. The patients were treated at the scene and then transported to hospital by a private ambulance service.

“The Netcare 911 rescue officer then assisted the recovery team by placing a rope system down the side of the mountain so they could get the cables to the wreckage. The road had to be closed for an hour to allow the vehicle to be hoisted back up to the road level.”
- Supplied.

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