Durban - A driver was killed in a collision between a fuel tanker and a car on the N2 near the Tugela bridge on Wednesday morning. The crash led to the closure of the N2 northbound lane.
IPSS Medical Rescue spokesperson, Paul Herbst, said unfortunately the driver of the light motor vehicle sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead by IPSS paramedics, upon their arrival.
"KwaDukuza Fire Department used the jaws of life to free the trapped driver from the wreckage. The driver of the truck was lucky to escape with minor injuries," he said.
Herbst urged road users to drive carefully in the wet weather conditions.
Meanwhile, at least 44 people have been injured in crashes around Durban. On the M4 southern freeway, near the steel bridge, 30 people were treated for injuries sustained in a crash involving two minibus taxis and two cars.
Rescue Care spokesperson, Garrith Jamieson, said paramedics stabilised the injured people before transporting to hospitals for further care.
He said traffic was affected by the crash.
In Pinetown, at least 14 people were injured when a taxi and bakkie collided.
And in a third crash on the M7, Durban bound carriageway, a truck and a car collided. Three people were injured.