On Sunday afternoon, a man in his 40s was left seriously injured when his light motor vehicle collided with a truck tire on the N3 near the Van Buuren offramp Bedfordview.

ER24 and other services arrived at 16h45 to find a wrecked light motor vehicle in the middle of the highway. The driver, a man in his 40s, was found lying trapped in the car in a serious condition.

The Fire Services had to use specialised equipment to free the man from the vehicle. Once released, the man was treated and provided with pain-relief medication before being transported to a private hospital for urgent care.

It is understood that the man’s vehicle had collided with a tire that had come loose off a truck.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.