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Watch: Truck driver miraculously escapes with his life in M7 horror crash

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A truck driver is lucky to escape with his life after he lost control of his vehicle on the M7 east just before the N2 interchange on Monday afternoon.

Emer-G-Med and Netcare911 paramedics responded to the scene of the horrific crash.

On arrival on scene crews were met with the twisted frame of the vehicle.

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It is suspected that the driver lost control of his truck and it left the road climbing the hill on the left hand side of the road.

The truck then fell and landed onto its roof trapping the driver inside.

Watch also: M7 east before the N3 closed to traffic following truck crash

With the assistance of the Ethekwini Fire and Rescue services, paramedics freed the driver and only occupant of the vehicle using the Jaws-of-life.

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Once free he was placed onto a mechanical ventilator to assist him in breathing and transported to hospital under the care of an Emergency Care Practitioner to for the definitive care that he required.

Watch the video of the horrific accident scene here

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