Stray truck tyre kills KZN construction worker on the N3

A tragic event unfolded when a heavy motor vehicle's wheel came off and hit a man working at a construction site.

A stray tyre that came off a truck claimed the life of a construction worker in his 40s on the N3 near Camperdown, in the Umgungundlovu District of KZN, yesterday afternoon.

According to the report from Mi7, the incident occurred just before 13:00. Mi7 National Group’s emergency services were dispatched to the N3 carriageway near the Camperdown off-ramp.

On arrival, the construction worker was found with critical injuries and died on the scene. The worker was estimated to be around 40 years old.

According to Mi7, witnesses from the scene said a truck travelling along the construction zone lost its tyre, which careened into the man in the construction zone, and he succumbed to his injuries.

The SAPS are investigating the matter further.

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