A man has been seriously injured after the truck he was in collided into the rear of a Truck on the M7 Durban Bound near the NorthPark offramp just after 5 am this morning.

Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the man severely entrapped in the passenger seat of the truck. Immediately Durban Fire Department, as well as Advanced Life Support Paramedics, were dispatched to assist. whilst rescuers used the Jaws of Life and other hydraulic tools to free the man Advanced Life Support Paramedics worked to stabilise the man. The man was freed after approximately 45 minutes having sustained major injuries to his lower limbs. He was carefully extricated before being transported to a nearby hospital for further care he required.

One lane of the M7 was closed whilst emergency personal worked on the scene.

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