A 65-year-old male is in a serious condition after being entrapped in a truck for just under two hours on the M1 Higginson Highway East Bound near Bayview on Tuesday.

Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene just after 11 am to find a single truck had collided with a tree. The driver was severely entrapped in the wreckage and immediately Durban Fire Department was dispatched to assist as well as Advanced Life Support Paramedics. Due to the severity of the man’s injuries, the Lenmed 1 Aeromedical Helicopter was activated to assist with rapid transportation once the man was freed. The rescue took approximately two hours to free the man. Once freed the patient was then flown to the Lenmed Ethekweni Hospital for the further care he urgently required.

Traffic was severely affected on the East Bound carriageway.

At this stage, the events leading up to the single-vehicle crash is unknown however SAPS were on scene and will be investigating.

Hope you have a great day further.