Man critical after being hit by petrol truck in KZN

2015-12-12 08:25
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Durban – A man was knocked down by a petrol tanker truck on Friday, paramedic services said.

EMS spokesperson Robert Mckenzie said that the 35-year-old patient was critically injured after being hit by a petrol truck on the N2 highway, about 1.5km north of EB Cloete interchange.

"One of the senior managers from the KZN Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services came across the scene. He called for further assistance before starting to treat the critically injured man.

"The KZN Department of Health's EMS helicopter was used to airlift the critically injured patient to hospital. Airlifting the patient meant by-passing the traffic on the roads which are congested due to the holiday traffic.

"The exact circumstances resulting in the man being knocked by the truck are being investigated by the police."

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