Durban man critical after truck ploughs into him while changing tyre

12 October 2021 - 09:55
A Durban man was struck by a truck while changing a tyre on the N3 highway on Tuesday morning. Stock Image
A Durban man was struck by a truck while changing a tyre on the N3 highway on Tuesday morning. Stock Image
Image: 123RF/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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