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Watch: Man critically injured in Hendrina truck and bakkie crash

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A man in his 50s was left critically injured this afternoon when his bakkie collided with a truck on the R38 approximately 17km outside of Hendrina, Mpumalanga.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene to find the bakkie and truck on the side of the road. A man in his 50s was found lying trapped inside the bakkie.

Provincial Fire Services had to use specialised rescue equipment to free the man from the vehicle.

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Once freed, medics assessed the man and found that he was in a critical condition with several injuries.

The man was treated for his injuries and provided with advanced life support interventions before he was airlifted by a private medical helicopter to a hospital in Johannesburg.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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