4 injured after jumping out of burning truck

2015-06-01 06:32
(Supplied, ER24)

(Supplied, ER24)

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Johannesburg - Four people were injured when they jumped off a burning truck along the N12 near Atlas Road in Boksburg, paramedics have said.

The incident occurred on Sunday night, said ER24 spokesperson Pieter Rossouw.

The four were in the back of the truck when the blaze started.

"They then allegedly jumped out of the truck while it was still in motion. The driver of the vehicle then stopped the truck and also got out of the vehicle," said Rossouw.

The four sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate while the driver was unharmed.

"When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they found the truck engulfed in flames on the highway.

“They then treated and transported two patients to a nearby hospital for further treatment. The other two patients were transported by other services," said Rossouw.

It was not immediately clear what sparked the fire or what type of goods were in the truck.

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