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Magda Maritz
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2 Nov 2017
1:26 pm

Construction vehicle plunges into bridge

Magda Maritz

The driver suffered minor injuries.

Truck stuck under bridge

Bystanders were gathered in shock at the scene where the driver of a construction vehicle miraculously survived what could have been a fatal accident in Johannesburg, Heilderberg/Nigel Heraut reports.

The driver plowed into a bridge nearby Nigel at the SPCA bridge on the M63 between Nigel and Dunnottar.

Truck on scene

Truck on scene

It is not yet clear exactly what led to the accident, as the construction vehicle is much lower than the prescribed height (4.8 metres) of the bridge, and could have passed underneath with ease.

However, it is evident that the hydraulic barge of the truck had been raised before the driver entered the bridge.

Firefighters on scene

Firefighters on scene

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The driver sustained minor injuries, and was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance.

There is no severe structural damage to the bridge, and an investigation into the accident is under way.

Driver survived

Driver survived

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– Caxton News Service

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