Durban man critical after truck ploughs into him while changing tyre

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Traffic officers stopped an ambulance that was allegedly driving recklessly. File photo.
Traffic officers stopped an ambulance that was allegedly driving recklessly. File photo.
Image: 123rf.com/Jaromír Chalabala

A Durban man is fighting for his life after being struck by a truck while changing his car tyre on the N3 highway.

Emer-G-Med spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said the incident happened on Tuesday morning near the Pavilion shopping mall.

Paramedics found the man lying on the roadway with life-threatening injuries.

“Reports from the scene indicate the man was changing a tyre on his vehicle when he was struck by a heavy articulated vehicle which then failed to stop at the scene. 

“Advanced life support intervention was needed to stabilise him before he was transported rapidly by ambulance to a nearby hospital for further care.” 

Van Reenen said police were on the scene.

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