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Watch: Out-of-control side tipper truck ploughs into multiple vehicles on M41 in Umhlanga

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Many people have been injured after an out-of-control side tipper truck ploughed into at least 15 vehicles on the M41 in Umhlanga Ridge on Monday morning.

It is alleged that the truck driver lost control travelling down the road when he ploughed through morning traffic.

The fully laden truck crashed into the vehicles leaving them piled up before it veered off the road and flipped.

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Netcare 911 responded to the accident at 07H40 on the M41 East Bound in Umhlanga Ridge, Durban.

On scene with Netcare 911 was Emer-G-Med paramedics, SAPS, Durban Metropolitan SAR, Ethekwini Fire and Rescue.

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Medics assessed the scene and found twenty two patients, who had sustained injuries ranging from serious to minor injuries.

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Many patients had been transported privately prior to the arrival of emergency services.

A Netcare 911 helicopter ambulance has been activated to airlift patients from the scene.

The scene is still active and updates will be shared as they become available.

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