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Truck crash in Gillview kills one, leaves another injured

The specifics of this incident are unknown, but local authorities were on the scene to conduct further investigations.

A truck crashed into the Kliprivier bridge on the N12 in Gillview on January 7, killing one man and injuring another.

ER24 and numerous other services arrived shortly after 15:00 to find a large truck on an embankment against the roadside barriers. One man was discovered outside the vehicle, while another was trapped inside the truck cab.

Medics examined the man and discovered that the man outside the truck had minor injuries while the entrapped man was in critical condition.

Rescue personnel had to use specialised equipment to extract the man from the cab, which took some time. When the men were freed, medics treated them and gave advanced life support to the critically ill man.

After being treated, the critically injured man was airlifted to a hospital by a private medical helicopter, while the other man was transported by ambulance.

The critically injured man died after a short stay in the hospital.

The specifics of this incident are unknown, but local authorities were on the scene to conduct further investigations.

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