A pedestrian is lucky to be alive after a out of control truck collided with him on the side of the road and pinning him under the drivers wheel.
Just after 6am Rescue Care paramedics were called to the collision on the M7 East bound just after Bellville Road Bridge. On arrival paramedics found that they pedestrian was found underneath the drivers front wheel entrapped. Paramedics immediately called Durban Search and Rescue Unit and Durban Fire Department for assistance.
Fortunately a large towing truck from Car Towing Services was close by and arrived on scene. Paramedics stabilized the injured man whilst rescue efforts continued and the truck was then lifted off the patient with the large tow truck. The patient was then transported by Rescue Care to a nearby hospital. The truck driver was also injured and treated and transported by Rescue Care to a nearby hospital.
It is unclear what caused the truck to lose control and collide with the pedestrian however SAPS were on the scene and will be investigating further.