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Man trapped under overturned truck

A truck overturned in Krugersdorp West and one of the occupants had to be freed by emergency services.

A man became trapped underneath a truck that had rolled over in Krugersdorp West on Wednesday evening, 31 July.

According to a statement by Netcare 911’s media liaison, Shauwn Hebst, their paramedics were called to the accident scene on Industrial Road at 5.27pm.

The scene where the truck had overturned.
Photo’s: Supplied.

“Reports from the scene indicated that the driver of a heavy motor vehicle lost control of it, resulting in a rollover,” Herbst explained in his statement.

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When medical personnel assessed the scene they found that the truck had two occupants.

The left arm of one of the men was stuck underneath the truck and required advanced life support interventions to be stabilised.

The Mogale Fire and Rescue Services uses hydraulic equipment to free him from underneath the truck.

Once both patients had been treated, they were transported to hospital by private ambulances.

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