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Pedestrian hit and killed by runaway truck tyre near Phoenix

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A pedestrian has died after being hit by a truck tyre that loosened from a truck on the north bound lane of the R102 at the Trade Center off-ramp near Phoenix, KZN on Thursday afternoon.

According to Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) the tyre loosened and came off from the truck. It hit the unsuspecting pedestrian at high spees killing him on the scene.

RUSA reported that they dispatched medics at 15h29 after receiving calls for help from passing motorists.

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On arrival, he was found to have succumb to his injuries.

“It was established that a Mercedes Benz Powerliner was travelling on the north bound lane when one of its rear tyres came off after its wheel nuts loosened. The tyre struck the pedestrian at a high rate of speed killing him instantly,” RUSA said.

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The tipper truck involved in the accident. Pic – RUSA Facebook

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The identity of the deceased was not established.

Pedestrian Killed by runaway truck tyre
The truck tyre came off the truck and hit the pedestrian. Pic – RUSA Facebook
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