Truck Driver Shot During Hijacking On N2 Near Stanger

Stanger – A truck driver was shot and injured during a hijacking incident that occurred earlier this morning, Thursday 23 March, on the N2 northbound near Stanger in Kwazulu Natal.

According to IPSS Medical Rescue, they received a distress call and immediately responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, the medical team found the driver in a serious condition and provided advanced life support before transporting him to a nearby hospital.

The truck, unfortunately, was missing from the scene.

Following the incident, the IPSS Security team, led by Manager Sabelo, launched an investigation into the missing truck. A short while later, they found the abandoned vehicle hidden in a sugarcane field on the outskirts of Stanger.

However, the suspects had already fled with the load.

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) were alerted and arrived at the scene to take over the investigation. The investigation is ongoing, and the SAPS has urged anyone with information about the hijacking to come forward.

Hijackings are a serious concern in South Africa, with the number of incidents increasing in recent years. The SAPS has urged truck drivers to remain vigilant and take extra precautions to protect themselves and their vehicles while on the road.

IPSS Medical Rescue has also advised the public to report any suspicious activity or vehicles to the authorities. They can be reached on their emergency hotline at 0823 911 911.