IN PICTURES | Miraculous escape as truck load crushes car in Gauteng
Three people had a miraculous escape after a truck lost its load and flattened their car on the N12 in Diepkloof on Thursday.
Rescuers spent more than an hour extracting the trapped trio — who emerged with minor to moderate injuries.
“When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after 8am, they found only the front part of the vehicle sticking out from under the trailer,” said ER24 spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen.
“It was found that three people were trapped in the vehicle.”
Paramedics and Johannesburg city firefighters started with an extrication operation. “Once the patients were freed, they were assessed and found to have sustained minor to moderate injuries.”
They were treated and transported to hospital for further treatment.
Authorities were on the scene to carry out investigations, said Van Huyssteen.
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