PICS: Lucky escape as truck loaded with bricks overturns
Durban - Four passengers and a driver were lucky to serious injuries when a six ton truck laden with 400 cement blocks overturned on Neptune Drive - Riet River just after lunchtime near Verulam on Friday.
Paramedics from Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene at about 12.34pm on Friday after receiving several calls for assistance.
In a statement, the company said upon arriving at the scene they found that four of the passengers who were employees of a hardware store had suffered minor injuries.
“They were treated on scene and transported to hospital. According to the 23-year-old driver, as he approached the entrance of Zwelisha the vehicle stalled in first gear and then rolled backwards and overturned down an embankment alongside the road.”
The occupants of the vehicle then manage to free themselves from the wreck and were attended to by paramedics.
The authorities were on the scene to investigate the incident.