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Watch: Truck driver falls to his death while trying to stop runaway truck in Pinetown

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Durban – A truck driver has died in a freak five vehicle accident in Pinetown on Monday night paramedics have reported.

According to paramedics, the accident happened on the intersection if Stapleton and East Roads in Pinetown, west of Durban.

“A truck collided with four vehicles in the intersection,”

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“The driver of the truck got out of his truck and was speaking to metro police when he got back in and tried to reverse his truck. He jumped out of his truck and the truck gained momentum going down Stapleton Road, pushing the cars with it,” Leon Fourie of Life Response said.

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“The truck driver attempted to stop the truck and when doing so fell out and hit his head on the road. The truck driver passed away while his truck was out of control. The truck driver was not injured by the runaway truck.”

There were no other injuries reported.

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The truck ultimately went down an embankment and into the wall of a home, causing “severe damage to the property and two vehicles inside the property”, added Fourie.

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