Dozens hurt as truck overturns

2013-04-10 11:06
(File, ER24)

(File, ER24)

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Pretoria - Around 26 people were injured when they were hurled from the back of a moving truck in Pretoria on Wednesday, said Gauteng paramedics.

The truck driver apparently lost control of the 5-ton vehicle near the N14 offramp and collided with another vehicle, said ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson.

"The truck then collided with an Opel Corsa before rolling and both vehicles landed in the veld at the opposite end of the T-junction," she said.

The majority of those flung out of the truck suffered only minor injuries, with seven sustaining moderate injuries.

"The painters who had been sitting at the back of the truck were covered in silver paint that was being transported.... They were [taken] to various hospitals," said Jackson.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured the crash.

The cause of the collision would be investigated.


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