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Quick-Thinking Trucker Intentionally Crashes to Avoid Disaster After Brake Failure

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No injuries were reported after a truck and trailer, loaded with a shipping container, overturned down an embankment on Eagle Road in Missionlands, Verulam KZN, earlier today (Wednesday).

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) arrived on the scene at approximately 11:51 AM and discovered the Volvo truck lying on its side.

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The uninjured driver managed to free himself from the wreckage before First Responders arrived.

He informed Reaction Officers that the brakes failed while he was moving the vehicle.

In a quick-thinking move to avoid colliding with other vehicles and buildings, the driver veered off the road, leading to the overturning of the truck and trailer.

The shipping container was thrown from the trailer but remained intact, avoiding any spillage of its contents.

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The incident caused a temporary closure of Eagle Road as authorities worked to clear the wreckage.

Authorities are investigating the exact cause of the brake failure to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Motorists are advised to use alternative routes while cleanup operations continue.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, and the driver was praised for his swift actions in preventing a potentially more severe incident.

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