Truck in flames on Durban’s busy M7 highway

Traffic on one of Durban’s busiest highways came to a standstill on Monday after a truck caught alight and capsized on the notorious road.

Traffic came to a standstill after a truck caught alight on Durban’s notorious M7 highway on August 26 2019.
Image: Recue Care

The M7 highway, which is used daily by heavy-duty trucks heading to and from Durban’s port, has often been the scene of horrific crashes.

Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said the truck driver managed to escape with “moderate injuries”. He was taken to hospital.

Fire fighters managed to contain the blaze.

“The incident has caused quite an extensive backlog of traffic,” Jamieson said.

In April, a truck driver died and two other people were critically injured when a truck veered out of control, hit two other vehicles and smashed into overhead bridge support pillars on the M7.

BY SUTHENTIRA GOVENDER- TimesLIVE

Source: TMG Digital

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