Three people were injured after a 4-ton truck collided head-on with a white Mazda Etude before plummeting down an embankment in Oakford – KZN today (Saturday).

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) were dispatched to the scene at approximately 11:02 after receiving multiple calls from the public reporting the incident.

On arrival, a white UD truck was located several meters down a steep embankment while an extensively damaged white Mazda Etude was located on the road.

The driver and passenger from the truck sustained severe injuries. They were stabilised on the scene by Medics before being transported to the hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the light motor vehicle was transported privately to hospital. The extent of her injuries could not be confirmed.

According to the driver of the truck, he was travelling downhill when a vehicle in front of him braked suddenly. He swerved into oncoming traffic when he collided into the Mazda Etude.

The truck then veered off the road and plummeted down a steep embankment.


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