Cape Town - A pedestrian was seriously injured when his arm was pinned underneath the wheel of a truck in Brackenfell, Cape Town, on Friday, paramedics said.

“The events leading to the incident are unclear, but the man had allegedly stepped into traffic to collect money from a vehicle when he was struck by the flatbed truck,” ER24 spokesman Andre Visser said.

The man was dragged for about two metres before one of the truck's wheels came to rest on his right arm.

The man was in severe pain when paramedics arrived and he was treated for head, back, and arm injuries.

A crane was used to lift the truck off the man's arm and he was taken to Tygerberg Hospital. - Sapa