A man, believed to be in his 30s, was left critically injured this morning following a collision between a truck and small bakkie on the R103 in Camperdown, KwaZulu Natal.
ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene at 10h05 to find a large truck lying on its side on the side of the road. A small bakkie was found lying partially beneath part of the truck and its load of sand.
On closer inspection, paramedics found the driver of the bakkie, a man in his 30s, lying trapped inside his vehicle. Assessments showed that the man was in a critical condition.
Rescue services had to use specialized tool to free the man from the vehicle. Once freed, he was treated for his injuries and provided with several advanced life support interventions. After treatment, the man was airlifted by a private medical helicopter to a nearby hospital.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.