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Truck drivers pull entrapped fellow trucker out from wreck after serious crash

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Truck drivers who witnessed a truck accident on R36 at Schoemanskloof for a moment traded the steering wheel for rescue operations to free a fellow trucker entrapped under the truck.

A trucker who spoke to SA Trucker said that he arrived at the scene a few minutes after the accident happened.

“The driver was trapped under one of the truck’s front wheels so we ganged up on the cab and managed to slightly lift it off his leg and pulled him out,” said the trucker.

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He said immediately, thereafter, paramedics arrived and continued caring for the crash victim before transporting him to hospital.

The trucker was seriously injured but he is expected to recover.

It’s not known what caused the single-vehicle accident.

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