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UPDATE: Driver of truck fled scene after collision on N2 near Umgababa

The vehicle which was hit by the truck.

UPDATE, 2PM:

ACCORDING to Netcare 911 Media Liaison Officer, Chris Botha, reports from the scene indicated that a truck carrying scrap metal was travelling towards Durban when the accident occurred.

“The truck veered across the centre median and crashed into the side of a car on the south bound lane,” he said.

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Paramedics and the fire department arrived at the scene and found that the light motor vehicle had veered off the road on impact.

“The twisted frame of the car had come to rest about fifty metres from the roadway with its front in the river, the rest of the vehicle was under dense bush,” said Mr Botha.

The driver of the truck absconded from the scene and his passenger escaped from the crash uninjured.

Police are investigating.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A WOMAN was critically injured in a collision between a truck and a light motor vehicle on the N2 southbound near Umgababa earlier this morning.

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The vehicle veered off the road and came to a standstill at the bottom of an embankment.

ER24 paramedics  found the woman  trapped inside the vehicle. “She was in a critical condition,” said ER24 spokesman, Russel Meiring.

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Rescue services had to extricate the woman from the vehicle using specialised tools.

She was treated and transported her to a nearby hospital.

Police are investigating.

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