One critically injured in N3 accident

SHONGWENI - Three men have been injured in a truck collision on the N3 near the Marianhill toll plaza.

One of the men is in critical condition in hospital.

On their arrival, paramedics found one truck crushed against a barrier while a second truck had come to a stop some distance away on the side of the road.

Scrap metal from the one truck had been spread across the highway in the collision.

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Rescue services used specialised equipment to free the trapped patient from the truck.

After some time, the man was freed and provided with advanced life support interventions before he was transported to a nearby hospital.

Traffic in the area was affected for some time for clean-up.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.