Two people, believed to be in their forties, were trapped for over two hours when the truck they were traveling in overturned on the R617 in Boston, Pietermaritzburg.

Shortly before 7am, paramedics from ER24 and the local fire department arrived on the scene. They found the truck and trailer overturned on the side of the road. The cabin of the truck was crushed and both men were trapped inside of it. According to the men, the incident occurred about an hour before someone came across the incident.

ER24 Rescue Paramedics and fire fighters joined forces to stabilise the cabin and free the trapped men. Both were lucky to have sustained only moderate injuries. Once freed, they were transported by ER24 and EMRS to Edendale Hospital for further care.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident is not yet known.

Werner Vermaak
ER24 Spokesperson