Driver survives miraculously when runaway truck crashes her car after a crash over a 10ft dike
Driver survives miraculously when a runaway truck completely crashes her car after a crash over a 10ft dike in South Africa
- Truck driver had parked on a hill as he entered his child's primary school
- It then rolled onto a dual carriageway and crushed a three-door hatchback
- South African police have opened a case for reckless and negligent driving
A driver survived miraculously despite a runaway truck that crashed her car after it crashed over a dyke on a dual carriageway.
The truck was parked on a hill while the driver entered his child's primary school in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
But he discovered that his truck was not where he had left it when he returned.
He then saw that the rear of his vehicle was high in the air at the end of the road, his nose first falling at a 45-degree angle over the edge.
It immediately landed on a three-door Opel Adam that seemed to be completely flat.
It is not clear whether the truck driver had forgotten to apply his handbrake or if the handbrake had failed.
A driver miraculously survived despite a runaway truck that crashed her car after it crashed over a dyke on a dual carriageway
The truck was parked on a hill while the driver entered his child's primary school at Port Elizabeth in South Africa as it rolled off the dock
Motorists stopped to help, but initially thought that everyone in the vehicle had been killed.
But rescue workers said the woman could be heard alive and that the Fire and Rescue Service were the hydraulic jaws of life & # 39; used to reach the seriously injured driver.
Paramedics brought the 26-year-old woman to the hospital, where she stays in intensive care while being treated for serious injuries.
The South African police opened a reckless and negligent driving case with Captain Sandra Janse van Rensurg and confirmed that no one was at the wheel of the truck during the incident.
It was immediately on the three-door Opel Adam that seemed to be completely flat
Fire and Rescue Service used the & # 39; jaws of life & # 39; hydraulic cutting equipment to reach the seriously injured female driver in the car before being subsequently taken to the hospital
The accident blocked the dual carriageway for several hours while the runaway truck was safely pulled onto the dike
She said: & # 39; The driver had parked his truck and went to get his child from an elementary school and when he returned to his truck he noticed that it was no longer where he parked it.
& # 39; Then he saw that the truck had rolled forward and bumped into an Open Adam hatchback that was driving on a dual carriageway that was driving at a right angle to where the truck was parked & # 39 ;.
The accident happened on Tuesday at 2.50 p.m. and blocked the road for a few hours while the rescuers freed the driver and the runaway truck was safely pulled onto the dike.