Man dies in N3 truck crash

2012-01-17 11:57

Durban - A man died and another was critically injured when their truck overturned near Peacevale in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, paramedics said.

"ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found the truck lying on its side and the cars it was carrying scattered across the freeway and down an embankment," said ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks.

A passenger in the truck died. The driver was critically injured in the crash on the N3 to Durban at 05:00, he said.

Banks said both of the men, who were foreigners, were found outside the truck's cabin. The driver was taken to the RK Khan Hospital.

He was thought to have lost control of the vehicle in wet weather, and it crashed through the Armco barrier onto the Durban-bound carriageway.

  • Da - 2012-01-17 13:26

    A child is the product of two people. The interesting part is that when considering custody, the law favours the mother but when looking for the upkeep of the child (maintenance), the law targets the father. Why not give the two equal status and whoever can give the child a better life gets custody? Evaluate the two parties on financial stability, emotional stability and any other factors and then whoever scores better gets the child.

      Pam - 2012-01-17 15:44

      WTF are you on?

  • Kala - 2012-01-17 16:13

    I travel this road pretty reguarly and it amazes me the speed at which some of these trucks travel. I have been doing 120kph and had a laden truck and trailer overtake me! There is no way that a truck carrying up to 30t of goods will ever come to a safe standstill in an emergency if traveling at 100kph or 120kph. My fear is that one day they will take out my family because they can't stop or slow down in time.

      Michael - 2012-01-18 09:19

      I too travel that section on a daily basis. Each time I do so I look up at the 'down' road and wonder when a car/bakkie/truck will suddenly smash through the barrier. They come down that road at such a speed, even though they have had to stop a bit further up. Such an unnecessary incident!

      Schmee - 2012-01-18 13:14

      I also drive that road daily and was not surprised when I saw the accident. The scariest thing I have seen is when an abnormal load overtook me while I was driving 120km/h. Quite frankly I think truck drivers are on average worse drivers than taxi drivers. Glad there weren't others hurt in this one.

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