One killed, 60 injured in truck crash

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Cape Town - One person was killed and 66 others injured when an open back truck collided with a car, causing the truck to roll on the N7 near Morningstar in Cape Town on Sunday afternoon, paramedics said.

The vast majority of those injured were thrown from the back of the truck when it rolled, said ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring.

“ER24 paramedics, along with other services, immediately began treating the patients found on scene.”

Air-medical support was required for a person critically injured, as they needed urgent evacuation.

ER24 and other emergency services transported various patients from the scene to the closest appropriate facilities, said Meiring.

The accident occurred at around 4.45pm, with its cause unknown.

Police were investigating. - Sapa


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